On May 25, Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, Legislator Fran Becker and village officials joined the officers and members of the East Rockaway Fire Department for their annual testimonial dinner. The department and dignitaries honored Ex-Chief Peter Chojnacki at this well-attended affair.
Santino and East Rockaway Mayor Fran Lenahan presented Chojnacki with the ex-chief's badge in honor of his dedicated service to the department and on behalf of all area residents.
On May 28, Santino was joined by Senator Dean Skelos and Assemblyman Brian Curran at the Howard-Lathrop Post No. 2307 VFW Memorial Day services outside the post where fallen members of the armed forces, current servicemen and women as well as all our nation's veterans were honored for protecting our liberty and fighting for our freedoms.
Also on May 28, Santino and Lenahan were joined by village officials and East Rockaway community leaders to kick-off the area's annual Memorial Day Parade commemorating our community veterans, past and present, as well as current members of the military who fought to protect our freedom.