(SYOSSET, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D - Woodbury) joined with Syosset residents in commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. This year’s ceremony and parade were dedicated to the memory of Gus Scutari, a World War II veteran whose decades-long stewardship of the community’s annual Memorial Day observances earned him the nickname “Mr. Memorial Day.” Mr. Scutari passed away on April 9, 2020 at age 99.
“All Memorial Days are somber occasions - an opportunity for Americans to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's pursuit of freedom, both for its citizens at home, and for all people of the world,” Legislator Lafazan said. “My ask today is very simple: Please thank a veteran right here in our community for their service, and please remember those fallen heroes, who gave their lives so we could be free.”
PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Legislator Joshua Lafazan