11/12/19 4:30pm

ELEANOR P. LABROSZZI PHOTOS Old Glory is raised at the American Legion Hall in the Center.

Veterans Day on Shelter Island was clear, bright and mild, a stellar day for a heartfelt Island tribute to those who have served and continue to serve the country. (more…)

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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Howard Jackson's Purple Heart, awarded for wounds in action in World War II.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Howard Jackson’s Purple Heart, awarded for wounds in action in World War II.

In the crowd Friday morning around the flagpole of American Legion Post #281 in the Center was a line of youngsters, each holding a section of a folded flag, passing it along to legion Commander Dave Clark who stood at the base.

As soon as Commander Clark started to hoist the Stars and Stripes it filled out, standing straight in the bright, windy day. Twenty-two veterans of all ages in a semicircle in front of the hall saluted as the flag rose up against the cloudless blue sky. (more…)