On June 2nd, VFW Post 2913 gathered with County Legislator Rob Calarco, members of the Swan Lake Civic Association, American Legion Post 269 and Vietnam Veterans, to re-dedicate the Vietnam Stone at Swan Lake, thanks to the hard work and dedication of member and Guard for the Post Peter Palamidis. Peter saw that the stone was hidden from view, and that the tree had died. He took action on contacted the Swan Lake Civic Association and Rob Calarco to get the problem resolved. Peter remembers being disrespected when he came back from Vietnam and was not going to let that happen here. He knew that this was important to do for all veterans that went off to war, but most especially for those that served in Vietnam.
Peter’s family joined us that day as well to not only see the great work that he did, but to be there as he received a Proclamation from Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco for the impact he made on the community.