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The Most Memorable Memorial Day 2014

Congratulations to the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Committee, the American Legion Post #103, sponsors, the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) and community volunteers for the great success of the most well attended and best Memorial Day Parade since the date of its inception in 1927. Thanks go as well to all the marchers from the Queens Village Republican Club parade unit with our most successful showing of 30 marchers including 4 elderly members who rode the parade in cars behind our banner.  Congratulations to all for the commitment to honor those who have paid the ultimate price of freedom.


Veterans Outraged Over VA Scandal

The following is a letter to the editor was written to our local and regional newspapers by a local Veteran and Queens Village Republican Club member, who expresses his outrage over the VA Scandal.  This Thurday June 5, the Club will be devoting our entire General Meeting to the issue of the growing scandal at the nation’s health care system for our Veterans run by the Depatment of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans-Affairs-ScandalDear Editor,

It has been sad to have read about all the long waits at VA hospitals and facilities for medical treatments. Now VA Chief Eric Shinseki did not seem to have a clue on how to fix the problems and now has resigned.

Meanwhile President Obama believes there needs to be accountability at the Department of Veteran affairs. Well my question is why did it take so long for actions to be taken and an investigation to go forward ? The resignation of Eric Shinseki is only the beginning and I believe an entire overhaul needs to be underway to correct the problems that involves all veterans. To do anything less would be a disservice and a complete disgrace to all veterans who put their lives on the line to protect the nation.

As a veteran, I am appalled and outraged over this insult to all of our veterans. Action is needed now!

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.


Conservative Furor Against Cuomo Coming to a Head

“The Governor of NY has forgotten he is the highest representative of all the people of NYS, not just the one’s he agrees with….Religious freedom is a fundamental right of all New Yorkers and that elected officials, especially elected Catholics can’t pick and choose what part of the Catholic Faith they choose to adhere to.”

“Conservative Furor Against Cuomo Coming to a Head”
by Angelo Stagnaro

Cathy Donohoe, President Bridge to Life, speaks out about the loss of religious freedom with Governor Cuomo

Catherine Donohoe, President Bridge to Life, speaks out about
the loss of religious freedom with Governor Cuomo

NEW YORK (CNS) – In what might signal a fundamental political shift towards more traditional values in New York State, a demonstration was held in New York City calling for a redress of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s public policies many of which are perceived as perniciously attacking Catholic values.

Cathy Sapeta, President of New Yorkers United For Kids, was one of the planned speakers at yesterday’s press conference on the steps of Queens County Borough Hall. She spoke about the effect of so-called “Common Core” curriculum, a hallmark of the Democratic governor’s educational restructuring, on Catholic Education:

“Common Core is about work force development – meeting a minimum standard,” said Sapeta. “A Catholic education has always aimed at challenging a child to meet their potential and to discover their vocation as children of God.”


WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN LUCY LASSER SALPETER TO BE HONORED AS A GRAND MARSHAL IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN LUCY LASSER SALPETER OF WOODMERE AND NEPONSIT TO BE HONORED AS A GRAND MARSHAL IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Lucy Lasser Salpeter

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
Grand Marshal Lucy Lasser Salpeter

Lucy Lasser Salpeter, 90, of Woodmere and Neponsit, and World War II veteran will be honored as the first and only female Grand Marshal on Monday afternoon, May 26th at the Little Neck/Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, the largest such parade in the nation. Salpeter is one of five World War II veterans selected to lead the parade.

Lucy Lasser Salpeter graduated from Hofstra College (now University) and New York University where she completed her Occupational Therapy internship.  She enlisted in the United States Navy as a WAVE. At the time she joined the WAVES, there were approximately 84,000 women of which 8,000 were officers; Lucy rose to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade by the end of her service. She served at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and St. Albans in Queens, NY. Lasser provided care for thousands of those in wounded from the Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Merchant Marines.


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