09/25 Astorino to Honor Gold Star Mothers at Kensico on the last Sunday in September 3 PM

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WHEN:          Sunday, September 25, 3:00 PM

WHAT:          County Executive Astorino will join the Westchester County Office of Veteran Services this Sunday to honor the mothers of Westchester County who have lost a son or daughter in service to our Country.

American Gold Star Mothers was formed after World War I to provide support for mothers who lost sons or daughters in the war. Today, membership in Gold Star Mothers is open to any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Gold Star Mother’s Day to be observed on the last Sunday in September in 1936.

WHO:             Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive

Ronald Tocci, Director of Westchester County Office of Veterans Services

Dr. Angela Mendez, Singing the National Anthem

Vito Pinto,  Chaplain, VFW Post 2285                       

WHERE:        Kensico Dam, Fallen Heroes Memorial Walkway

                        1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla

CONTACT:    T.J. McCormack

(O): (914) 995-2907

(C): (914) 539-1456