Glen Cove, NY, May 18, 2017…In honor of Memorial Day, each year for the past 16 years the Glen Cove Rotary Club has donated 13 American flags to the City of Glen Cove. The flags represent the 13 original colonies and are proudly flown on flag poles at the city’s Heritage Park (Danis Park) beginning each Memorial Day weekend. Upon presenting the flags to Mayor Reggie Spinello, Brian Mercadante of The Rotary Club reflected upon his organization’s commitment to honoring our city’s veterans through this simple yet powerful patriotic gesture. Throughout the year these American flags are also used to replace tattered flags at the city’s various monument parks.
Pictured (L to R Mayor Reggie Spinello is presented with the first of thirteen American flags by Brian Mercadante of the Glen Cove Rotary Club as part of the organization’s 16 year tradition of honoring local veterans.