Runners sloshed their way across a soggy finish line in the 2016 Staten Island Advance Memorial Day Four-Mile Run on Monday, May 30. The wet weather did not deter 752 runners from taking part in the 36th annual race along Father Capodanno Boulevard and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk. Among the runners, revelers and volunteers was a large contingent from Lifestyles for the Disabled who raced in the event, ran in the Fun Run, and handed out water to the racers.
Photos: Adriana Kolari and Aeneas Jenskins for Life-Wire News Service.
The students of St. Adalbert’s honored veterans with a Memorial Day Ice Cream Social on May 26 at their school in Elm Park. A great lunch spread and sundaes welcomed veterans from Korea, Viet Nam, The Gulf Wars, and even Grenada. Students in patriotic costumes greeted their heroes and listened to their stories.
Life-Wire News Service reporter Anthony DiFato observed, “they were all humble saying that they didn’t do much. Maybe on their own, but as a unit the accomplished great things.”
The auditorium was decorated with a lot of red, white, and blue balloons on the tables and in great arches above the doors. All soldiers who served our country were gathered together to share their memories and honor those who were lost in war.
-Text: Anthony DiFato, Gregory Perosi, Meredith Arout and Eric Schwacke with Edward Gregory and Kathryn Carse for Life-Wire News Service.
Photos: Meredith Arout and Eric Schwacke for Life-Wire News Service.
Remembering our veterans photography from St. Adalbert’s White Table Ceremony this past Memorial Day. Please also enjoy our video from the program as well.
Published on Jun 1, 2015
St. Adalbert’s and Lifestyles for the Disabled honored all veterans this past memorial day. Our reporters interviewed the parents of Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis about the Ollis Freedom Foundation in honor of his memory, WWII vet and former POW Theodore Khoury and more.