By Janee Law
Huntington Town Hall will host its annual Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony on Sunday to honor who served in the military.
The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of Town Hall in Veterans Plaza amid a Field of Honor, a display of American flags assembled by the Kiwanis Club of Huntington.
The ceremony will give special recognition to the 240th anniversaries of the founding of the Army, Navy and Marines; the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Coast Guard; and the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force.
Supervisor Frank P. Petrone and members of the town council will participate in the ceremony by joining representatives from the town’s Veterans Advisory Board. They will place memorial wreaths at each of the monuments in the plaza.
The wreaths commemorate those who served in the various wars, town spokesman A.J. Carter said. He added that once a wreath is placed on the monument, a member of the Veterans Advisory Board will stand in salute.
Each monument represents a different war, such as World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War, and lists the names of Huntington residents who lost their lives.
Members of the community are welcome to attend the event, which will also include a performance by the Long Island Children’s Choir.
“The town, for many years, values the contributions that our residents have made serving our country,” Carter said. Hosting the ceremony for veterans every year, “shows the town’s continuing commitment to remembering and honoring their service.”
Town Hall is located at 100 Main St. in Huntington.