Community League of Garden City South members and local officials recognized all of the work that the veterans in the Frank P. Curry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2718 do for the Franklin Square community on Nov. 16.
The post was founded in 1932, and was named after a Franklin Square resident who served in World War I, and died only a few days before its end.
The VFW has since provided the public with Christmas tree and menorah lightings, hosted Memorial Day parades, collected food for veterans in need and provided H. Frank Carey High School students with scholarships.
“They’re always working for the betterment of the community,” said Andrew Monteleone, the vice president of the civic association, adding that the Community League wanted to show its appreciation to the post’s members. “We just feel that these are the things that we should be recognizing and thanking.”
So, he said, he spoke with Town Councilmans Thomas Muscarella and Bruce Blakeman to create a plaque that would stand outside the Lincoln Road building and on Saturday, they all unveiled the post’s new sign, which Monteleone said, will always serve as a reminder of the VFW’s contributions to the neighborhood.