Lupinacci Invites Public to Covanta Flag Day Ceremony to Honor Veterans and Highlight Proper Flag Disposal
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci is inviting the public to a flag retirement ceremony in honor of Flag Day co-hosted by the Town of Huntington and Covanta, in partnership with the Huntington Veterans Advisory Board, local Long Island veterans groups, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency, and others on Friday, June 14 at 11:00 AM at the Covanta Huntington facility at 99 Town Line Road, East Northport.
“Proper flag disposal is a challenge that many veteran groups face. Covanta Huntington and partners from Long Island veterans groups are launching a new program to properly and reverently dispose of old, worn United States flags,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “I welcome veterans and residents to RSVP while space is still available for this special event.”
Town officials will be joined by Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim, Suffolk County Legislator Susan Berland, Chairwoman, Committee for Veteran Affairs, Thomas Ronayne, Director, Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, and Daniel Caraccio, Vice President, Covanta Municipal Services, Retired Major General Anthony Kropp, Veterans Advisory Board members, Nathan Hale VFW #1469, Elwood/Commack VFW #9263, Greenlawn American Legion #1244, Northport American Legion #694, Huntington American Legion #360, Huntington Det. Marine Corps League #792, Jewish War Veterans #488, Combat Infantrymen’s Association, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19 and others.
*Attendees must RSVP, as space is limited, online at http://www.huntingtonny.gov/flag-day or to (631) 935-3409. (*Unless attendees have already registered via Eventbrite.) A free HART Bus shuttle will be available starting at 9:45 AM at Veterans Park, 279 Bellerose Avenue, East Northport. Lunch will be served at the event.
The Covanta Huntington Energy-from-Waste facility provides environmentally safe municipal solid waste disposal for the Town of Huntington and Town of Smithtown.