Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony

December 7, 2016

Once again, this year we participated in the Pearl Harbor ceremonies down at the Newburgh waterfront. A number of dignitaries and Veterans groups were on hand to remember our comrades. Click on the pictures below for a larger view.
(Below left: WWII Veterans Sal Foti, Sen. Bill Larkin and Joe Farina. Below right: Richie Lay (far right) “guards” our Firing Squad. Thanks for having our backs, Richie.)

December 7, 2015

Silhouette(Photo by Kelly Marsh)

Dec. 7th, CWV Post 386 took part in the annual Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies down at the Newburgh waterfront.  Wreaths and flowers are tossed into the river in memory of that “date that will live in infamy”.  Here are some pictures from the ceremony.

Blu Pointe Our thanks to the Blu Pointe Restaurant for their generous hospitality before the ceremonies.
Guard wSheriffOC Sheriff Carl DuBois and OC DA David Hoovler visited with some of us before the start of the ceremonies.
Blessing of WreathsDeacon Tony Ferraiuolo blesses the wreaths and flowers before they’re tossed in the water.  (Photo by Kelly Marsh)
Present Arms“Present – Arms!”   (Photo by Kelly Marsh)
AmVets SaluteSeveral Veterans Groups participated in the ceremony.  Here, the AmVets salute after tossing their wreath into the water.
MCLegislative Minority Leader Christopher Eachus did a great job as our MC for the day.
Honor Guard PHDWWII Veteran Rocco Panella (far left) inspects the Honor Guard before the ceremonies.
Saluting the flagVeterans salute the colors as the National Anthem is played.
(Photo by Kelly Marsh)
FiringPost 386 Firing Squad was part of the tribute.
WWII Vets SaluteCmdr. Bob Schiela, WWII Vets Joe Farina, Sal Foti and Rocco Panella salute after tossing flowers into the water.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Members of Post 386 attended Marlboro High School’s annual Remembrance Ceremony on Dec. 3rd. All veterans were invited to the program followed by refreshments.

Past Commander Joe Farina is pictured here with Joe N Major
the day’s guest speaker, Major Alphonso Savage of
the United States Marine Corps, who spoke about some of the Medal of Honor recipients. Some of the students read poems and a recitation of the names of some of our ships was done.

Our thanks to the students and staff of Marlboro High School for putting on a wonderful program. We look forward to attending again next year. And as usual, Joe enjoys these functions. He’s always surrounded by the pretty
girls wherever we go. “What’s your secret, Joe? How do you do that?”

Joe N Studentsw Students in LibrarySome of the students of Marlboro High School with members of Post 386. Once again, thank you for this wonderful program.