The Ragtag Parade, led by Jillian Schneider, marches down to the Beach 131 Street wall. At the 16th Annual "Honor America Day" celebration, Hank Iori was honored by his friends and neighbors for his many years of commitment to the "Annual Ragtag Parade and Dedication."
The parade started at the Newport Avenue crash site, with a solemn roll call of the names of those who perished on 9/11 and the crash of 11/12.
The Ragtags, under the musical direction of band master Vincent Murphy and led by Jillian Schneider, marched to "Old Glory Plaza" at the beach wall. Iori was presented with a memento by Gene San Fillipo.
|Marvin Burg was also selected as "Neighbor of the Year." His son, Michael, is pictured accepting the plaque on behalf of his father. A car of parade supporters drive with the marchers. Several Beach 131 Street neighbors. Gene San Fillipo presents an award to Hank Iori for his longstanding dedication to the Ragtag Parade. |