2017-05-31 / Features

Honoring McManus For Memorial Day


The United Community Civic Association held a wreath-laying ceremony on May 28 at McManus Park which was named in honor of Frank J. McManus who died in Vietnam in 1968. 
Photo Jason D. Antos The United Community Civic Association held a wreath-laying ceremony on May 28 at McManus Park which was named in honor of Frank J. McManus who died in Vietnam in 1968. Photo Jason D. Antos The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held a wreath-laying ceremony on May 28, on the day before Memorial Day at McManus Park in Astoria Heights.

The park, located just off of 82nd Street and Ditmars Boulevard, was named in honor of Frank J. McManus who died in Vietnam in 1968.

“UCCA honors each and every year on Memorial Day the memory of the millions of men and woman who fight for this greatest of countries, and who paid the ultimate price, giving their lives so that we, the American people, can enjoy the freedoms we sometimes take for granted. Additionally, we applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo who decided not to be a part of a parade that will shamefully honor a terrorist as its Grand Marshall,” said UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo.



(L. to r.); Channel Thomas representing Port Authority NY&NJ LaGuardia Airport, Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, UCCA Rose Marie Poveromo, John Katsanos and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker. 
Photo UCCA (L. to r.); Channel Thomas representing Port Authority NY&NJ LaGuardia Airport, Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, UCCA Rose Marie Poveromo, John Katsanos and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker. Photo UCCA

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