2016-06-09 / Front Page

Babylon Town hosts 1st annual military honor society reception

by Carolyn James

Town Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon speaks at first Annual Military Honor Society reception last night. Also shown is NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre and guest speaker Sgt. Major Augusto L. Tavernier.Town Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon speaks at first Annual Military Honor Society reception last night. Also shown is NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre and guest speaker Sgt. Major Augusto L. Tavernier.A warm and moving event recognizing high school seniors in schools throughout the Town of Babylon who are foregoing the traditional college experience to join the U.S. Armed Forces was held at Babylon Town Hall last night. 


Town Councilman Jacqueling Gordon a retired U.S. Lt. Col in the U.S. Army hosted the event with NYS Assembylwoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre. 


Most of the 31 students heading off to the military,  and their families attended the ceremonies, as did public officials, including Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer, S.C. Exec. Steve Bellone, NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Town Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma, and S.C. Leg. DuWayne Gregory.


Gordon, who at times chocked up, thanked the young men and women for their courage and commitment and told them that there would always be people at Town Hall ready, willing and able to help them if ever they needed it.


“I have always wanted to go into the military said Jeoffrey Delaleu of Amityville Memorial High School. “My father was in the Army and he would always tell me stories about what it was like.”


“I am very proud of him,” said Ryan Frangipani of Deer Park, whose brother Dylan has joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “He has a good heart and I know that is where he wants to be. It takes hard work and I know he is up to the challenge.”


“This is a no brainer,” said Schaffer in referring to the ceremony, the first of its kind in the Town. “It is amazing that it took us this long to do it.”


U.S. Army Command Sgt Major Augusto L.Tavernier was the guest speaker, telling the students and their families that the U.S. Military, which is the best in the world, is made up of 1 percent of the U.S. population.


“Welcome to the elite one percent,” he told the students.


Watch upcoming print edition of the paper for more on this story.

A warm and moving event recognizing high school seniors in schools throughout the Town of Babylon who are foregoing the traditional college experience to join the U.S. Armed Forces was held at Babylon Town Hall last night. 


Town Councilman Jacqueling Gordon a retired U.S. Lt. Col in the U.S. Army hosted the event with NYS Assembylwoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre. 


Most of the 31 students heading off to the military,  and their families attended the ceremonies, as did public officials, including Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer, S.C. Exec. Steve Bellone, NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Town Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma, and S.C. Leg. DuWayne Gregory.


Gordon, who at times chocked up, thanked the young men and women for their courage and commitment and told them that there would always be people at Town Hall ready, willing and able to help them if ever they needed it.


“I have always wanted to go into the military said Jeoffrey Delaleu of Amityville Memorial High School. “My father was in the Army and he would always tell me stories about what it was like.”


“I am very proud of him,” said Ryan Frangipani of Deer Park, whose brother Dylan has joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “He has a good heart and I know that is where he wants to be. It takes hard work and I know he is up to the challenge.”


“This is a no brainer,” said Schaffer in referring to the ceremony, the first of its kind in the Town. “It is amazing that it took us this long to do it.”


U.S. Army Command Sgt Major Augusto L.Tavernier was the guest speaker, telling the students and their families that the U.S. Military, which is the best in the world, is made up of 1 percent of the U.S. population.


“Welcome to the elite one percent,” he told the students.


Watch upcoming print edition of the paper for more on this story.

A warm and moving event recognizing high school seniors in schools throughout the Town of Babylon who are foregoing the traditional college experience to join the U.S. Armed Forces was held at Babylon Town Hall last night. 


Town Councilman Jacqueling Gordon a retired U.S. Lt. Col in the U.S. Army hosted the event with NYS Assembylwoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre. 


Most of the 31 students heading off to the military,  and their families attended the ceremonies, as did public officials, including Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer, S.C. Exec. Steve Bellone, NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Town Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma, and S.C. Leg. DuWayne Gregory.


Gordon, who at times chocked up, thanked the young men and women for their courage and commitment and told them that there would always be people at Town Hall ready, willing and able to help them if ever they needed it.


“I have always wanted to go into the military said Jeoffrey Delaleu of Amityville Memorial High School. “My father was in the Army and he would always tell me stories about what it was like.”


“I am very proud of him,” said Ryan Frangipani of Deer Park, whose brother Dylan has joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “He has a good heart and I know that is where he wants to be. It takes hard work and I know he is up to the challenge.”


“This is a no brainer,” said Schaffer in referring to the ceremony, the first of its kind in the Town. “It is amazing that it took us this long to do it.”


U.S. Army Command Sgt Major Augusto L.Tavernier was the guest speaker, telling the students and their families that the U.S. Military, which is the best in the world, is made up of 1 percent of the U.S. population.


“Welcome to the elite one percent,” he told the students.


Watch upcoming print edition of the paper for more on this story.

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