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Joe Cognitore Grand Marshal Dinner March 5 2017

Congratulations to Joe Cognitore as 67th Grand Marshal at this year’s Friends of St. Patrick Parade. Joe serves as Commander of the VFW Post #6249 at Rocky Point. As a Vietnam veteran he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign and Air Medals. He was inducted in the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2005. He works closely in providing homes for wounded veterans and their families, along with the Suffolk County Veteran Commanders, the Long Island Home Building Corporation and Landmark Properties. Joe was instrumental in helping us obtain the rock and our memorial to Rocky Point’s Civil War soldiers in Old Depot Park. He helped establish the Diamond in the Pines 9/11 Memorial and the German Shepherd Service Dogs Memorial. Joe is always helping people, driving them to doctor’s appointments. Along with Mark Baisch, he was honored by the Times Beacon and the Rotary Club for their service as Persons of the Year. He serves on a Committee to Congress on behalf of our veterans Our deep gratitude to Joe Cognitore for his continued and faithful commitment to serve our community.
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An engraved clock was presented during our Christmas Dinner at Caruso’s on December 8th to our Honorary Member, Mark Baisch of Landmark Properties, for his generous support in saving the historic Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead.

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Listen to the Podcast of Daniel Gezari’s interview by Chris Kretz of The Long Island History Project, entitled, “Rocky Point, Einstein and Me.” http://www.longislandhistoryproject.org/?p=2002