Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $608
Event Amount Raised: $100
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Sport: Ice Hockey
Date: October 19, 2019
660 Terry Rd
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Our PAL PRIDE 12U AA team completed their community service project by spending their afternoon this past Saturday, October 19th at the Northport VA. The players and coaches helped weed, rake and clean the walkway and surrounding areas of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Garden Courtyard. Players also presented the volunteer coordinator with a gift card for groceries to be used for veterans in need. The information they got of what the garden and Wall of Wars represents was amazing and it was a beautiful day spent giving back to a place that means so much to our veterans who have served for our freedom.
Great job to all the players and coaches who participated in this project.
Over the years, the veterans of this country, along with their families have protected us time and again so that we may live as free people in this country we love. The veterans alive today understand the sacrifices they have made – and they understand, honor, and respect the sacrifices of those that served before them. There, in Northport, at the Medical Center, exists a place of tranquility and safety for our veterans – and for all visitors – to reflect on these sacrifices and our nation’s great history. In 2009, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Garden was constructed. Building upon this Memorial Garden and a stage and patio was added in 2011…and now “The Wall of Wars” is up.
Spanning from the American Revolution, to today’s global War on Terror, the Wall includes twelve granite monuments that each depict a period of history in America
Veterans, their families and friends, and visitors of all ages will be able to walk among the monuments and reflect on the history of this country and those that have served, sacrificed, and died for the protection of our freedom.
Veterans visiting, healing, and living at the Medical Center have a place to sit and quietly reflect on what they and those before them have achieved. The therapeutic effects of sharing these reflections with their fellow service members, or their children and grandchildren. The Wall of Wars has become a place to honor, remember, and educate. #palicehockey1920 http://palicehockey.com