Wednesday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

(May 23, 2022 at 10:30am)

QUEENS, NY – Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Veterans Memorial Garden in front of Queens Borough Hall.

The ceremony will pay tribute to all U.S. service members who died in the line of duty and will recognize all those who have served in our Armed Forces. The event will include a wreath-placement ceremony to honor all those whose lives were lost in service to our nation.

State Senators Joseph Addabbo Jr. and James Sanders Jr, and Council Members Robert Holden, Joann Ariola, and Vickie Paladino are co-sponsoring the event, which will feature the presentation of Citations of Honor to three distinguished members of the military community from Queens.

  • Staff Sergeant Catalina Gaviria: Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and current member of the Unites States Air Force Reserve. Provided support for Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • First Sergeant Neil Jordan (ret.): Veteran of the New York Army National Guard and current commander of the Queens County VFW. Service included deployment in Afghanistan.
  • Staff Sergeant Raymond Ramos (ret.): Veteran of the United States Armyand current commander of the Queensboro Hill VFW Post 3427 in Flushing, Queens. Service included deployment in Iraq.

The ceremony will also include the presentation of the colors by the Francis Lewis H.S. Color Guard, and a performance of Taps.

Members of the media planning on attending the May 25 ceremony are asked to RSVP via email at [email protected] or by calling 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         Borough President Richards to Host Memorial Day Observance Ceremony

WHEN:         Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM

WHERE:       Veterans Memorial Garden in front of Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

                      Elected Officials

                      Distinguished members of the military community from Queens

                      Francis Lewis H.S. Color Guard

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