Town Officials Celebrate 9th Annual Field Of Honor Flag Return
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Councilwoman Joan Cergol and Councilman Ed Smyth joined the Kiwanis Club of Huntington for their 9th Annual Field of Honor Flag Return Reception at Honu Restaurant on January 14.
Dr. Daniel Picard, Field of Honor committee chair; Councilman Edmund J.M. Smyth; Gabe Ciccone, President of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington; Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci; Councilwoman Joan Cergol.
“The Huntington Kiwanis honors our veterans in a very special way each year with the Field of Honor,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Participation each year has proudly reflected Huntington’s overwhelming support for our armed forces and veterans and we thank you for undertaking this great cause, which benefits veterans and children across our community.”
Councilman Mark Cuthbertson stated: “Every year when the flags go up at Town Hall, the residents of Huntington see a beautiful display of our Town’s patriotism, pride and affection for our veterans. Thank you to Dr. Dan Picard and the Huntington Kiwanis Club for putting this together each year to support our veterans and our children.”
“Congratulations to the Kiwanis Club of Huntington and committee chair Dr. Daniel Picard for orchestrating its 9th successful Field of Honor Flag season,” said Councilwoman Joan Cergol. “This is a triple win for Huntington: we bring honor to our veterans, beautify Huntington and Huntington Town Hall, and assist children in our community. What’s better than that?”
Councilman Ed Smyth added: “This event has become a tradition the community looks forward to participating in and seeing the flags flying in front of Town Hall is a reminder to us all of the sacrifices our Veterans have made.”
3’x5’ American flags were mounted on 8’ poles surrounding Veterans Plaza on the front lawn of Huntington Town Hall from September 2018 through December 2018. Each flag purchased had its own custom-printed gold ribbon personalized and dedicated to each veteran honoree. Net proceeds benefitted veterans and children in Huntington.
The Kiwanis of Huntington Children’s Foundation sends children to Kamp Kiwanis in upstate Rome, New York, delivers Thanksgiving baskets to those in need, and takes children on a shopping adventure at Target in December.