Armistice Day’s Centennial at Memorial Gore

Daniel A. and his brother Nikolas A. (scouts from Boy/Cub Scouts of America Troop # 996), Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, veterans Guido Cianciotta and Jose Aponte, Michael Rochford (Exec. Dir. St. Nicks Alliance), and Steven Clementi (BSA Troop # 996 leader)

Memorial Gore has been a monument to those brave locals who gave up their lives in the First World War. At this gore last year, the community acknowledged the centennial of America’s entrance into WWI. This year local veterans Guido Cianciotta and Jose Aponte, Conselyea Street Block Association President Phil Caponegro, Father Rafael of Divine Mercy, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Boy Scouts of America Troop # 996, and St. Nicks Alliance placed a wreath on the monument to recognize 100 years of the Armistice. A brief history of the war was presented by scout Nicholas L. and scout Daniel A. recited the poem “In Flanders Fields” from memory.  Much appreciation goes to NYC Parks Dept. and NYC Transit for cleaning up the monument.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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