BY MAUREEN MOLLAHAN
The Nanuet American Legion Post’s Korean War Veterans received 10 brand new American Flags from the Nanuet Rotary Club at their most recent meeting this week. The flags were American made and donated by the Rotary Club.
“The Rotary Club asked me to come down in November to receive the flags, and I thought it would be appropriate to have them come back and do it at a meeting instead of them just give them to me,” said Dan Zevola, President of the Korean War Veterans Chapter of Rockland. “I wanted the membership to know about it, and I wanted the community to know about it as well.”
Scott Leibert, president of the Rotary Club, John Maioraro, vice president, and Robert Gregory, former Rotary Club president and member of the Korean War Veterans, attended the meeting to properly donate all 10 flags to the veterans. The flags were then passed on to Rudy Damonti, Legion member and director of Parks and Recreation.
The old flags were made of cotton, and through the years have become dirty and tattered. The newly donated flags are made of nylon, so they will be more weather resistant and easier to take care of. The 10 new flags were also made in the United States, which caused applause from members when announced.
“We want to thank the Rotary Club for the donation of the flags, and we want to inform the community of the donation,” said President Zevola. The new flags will replace the old at the Korean War Veteran’s Park off of Route 59 and Middletown Road.