Peekskill honored area veterans Friday during a service at Monument Park. The ceremony—organized by the City of Peekskill and American Legion, Captain Oliver John C. Chase, Post 274—included remarks from Post Commander John Donohue, Mayor Frank Catalina, Chief of Police Eric Johansen and police officer Jonathan Saintiche, who served our nation in the Air Force.
To get things started, the Girl Scouts recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Celia Grabowiecki of the Peekskill Police Department sang the national anthem, followed by a performance by the Peekskill High School Band, the laying of wreaths and the playing of “Taps” by a member of the Peekskill High School Band.
And, as has become a tradition at these events, attendees were treated to musical interludes by Tim Murphy and Joe Brady.
In addition to Catalina and Johansen, other dignitaries in attendance included Peekskill Councilman Vincent Vesce, Peekskill Councilman Joe Torres, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, County Legislator John Testa and Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker.