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Posted on: May 15, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Wyandanch JROTC Cadets Clean Up Veterans Memorial in Celebration of Service


Members of Wyandanch High School’s Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps.) program were recently joined by Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon and State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney as they conducted a clean-up of George Sims Veterans Memorial Plaza in Wyandanch as part of Global Youth Service Day. Nearly twenty cadets took part in the clean-up effort that covered the memorial and its surrounding area. The cadets were commended for their efforts and thanked for their service.

Global Youth Service Day is a worldwide celebration of community service and civic engagement. In honor of Global Youth Service Day, the Town of Babylon’s Beautification Program works with over twenty organizations and thousands of youth volunteers to work on community service projects throughout the Town. Past projects have included helping non-profit organizations through food drives and monetary donations, collecting food for the needy, visiting local senior citizens centers, making holiday baskets for hospitalized children, conducting community clean-up efforts and assisting local veterans groups in need. For more information of the Town of Babylon’s Beautification Program, please call (631) 587-3752 ext. 6012.

Pictured with those taking part in the clean-up are Assemblyman Sweeney (left); Former Commander of VFW Post 361 Isaiah Reed (second from left); Wyandanch Community Resource Center Director Kimberly Jean-Pierre (third from left); Councilwoman Gordon (fourth from left); Commander Norman Sellers of VFW Post 361(fifth from left); Pamela Usher of VFW Post 361 (back right); Phyllis Henry of the Wyandanch Beautification Committee (third from right); Town of Babylon Beautification Program Director Florence Findley (second from right); Sgt. First Class Jessie Bell, Wyandanch High School Junior ROTC Instructor (right); and Deputy Supervisor Martinez (bottom right).

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