The marching band from Beach Channel High School kicked off A Salute To Our Heroes Day on May 30 at the Teen Library in Far Rockaway.
The New York Military Youth Cadets show off their award. Many cadets go on to serve in the armed forces.
Accepting for the 101 Precinct Community Affairs unit was new precinct commander Captain Kevin Maloney and community affairs officer Kevin Campbell. Also honored was the precinct’s youth explorers.
Jermaine Powell honored his mother, Sergeant Jasmin Lawrence Powell, who just returned from Afganistan.
Army Reserves Sergeant and president of Rockaway’s MakeMyMotherProud, LaKia Echols, is joined by some of her friends after the ceremony. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg.