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Halesite Pays Tribute to Armed Services on Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Halesite Fire Department paid tribute to the Armed Services of the Unite States on Sunday, May 30, 2011. After participating in the annual Memorial Day parade in the Town of Huntington, members of the Halesite Fire Department returned to fire headquarters where a ceremony honoring present and past members of the Armed Services was conducted by 1st Assistant Chief Dan McConnell.

During the ceremony, commemorative wreaths were laid at Halesite's memorial rock by Chief Andy Magerle, Ex-Chief and Lifetime Member Bill Kaiser and most recent past Chief, Kurt Martin.

In his remarks given on behalf of Department Chaplain Nick Berghela, McConnell recognized the millions of current and former members of the Armed Services who served our country. He also acknowledged the many firefighters who have served in the Armed Services:

"Let us also remember our departed brother firemen whose graves were decorated yesterday. We recognize that many of these members are themselves veterans of foreign wars, whose sacrifice and selflessness extend well beyond the confines of this fire district. We remember their friendship, dedication and service to this department, and pray that we may serve in the same spirit that they served before us," McConnell said.

He also recalled the members of Halesite and its Ladies Auxiliary who passed away the previous year.

"We remember especially those members of the Halesite Fire Department who passed away since our last Memorial Day service:

- Honorary Chief Walter Lockwood– Member of the Hook & Ladder Company for 73 years.
- Ex-Chief Harry Hyne – Member of the Hose Rescue Company for 62 years.
- Ex-Chief Adam Maliszewski – Member of the Hose Rescue Company for 39 years.
- Ex-Chief Andy Blanda – Member of the Hook & Ladder Company for 12 years.
- Former Commissioner Bill Bilzi – Member of the Hook & Ladder Company for 35 years.
- Tanis Pope – Former member of Haleiste's Ladies Auxiliary and wife of 50-year member Don Pope."

Following the ceremony, Halesite's members and their families enjoyed a traditional summer BBQ behind fire headquarters.




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