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Eastchester Residents Donate POW-MIA Flags To Fly Over Town Hall

Eastchester Town Supervisor Colavita, VFW members Joe Mammana, Bob Foster, Mike Fix, Vinto Pinto and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond with the flag that will fly over Town Hall.
Eastchester Town Supervisor Colavita, VFW members Joe Mammana, Bob Foster, Mike Fix, Vinto Pinto and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond with the flag that will fly over Town Hall. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita and Lawrence LaFredo, who donated the flag from Greenburgh.
Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita and Lawrence LaFredo, who donated the flag from Greenburgh. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastchester Town Hall is the new home of a pair of special gifts from two local veterans who fought overseas for their country.

To celebrate the sacrifices of American soldiers, Eastchester officials were presented with Prisoner of War-Missing in Action (POW-MIA) flags that were donated to the town from two longtime Sound Shore residents.

Eastchester resident Lawrence LaFredo offered the flag to Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita, courtesy of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16 in Greenburgh in a special ceremony over the weekend. A second flag was donated by former Westchester County Legislator Vito Pinto, who also serves as the head of the Veteran Affairs for Westchester County.

According to Colavita, the flags will be “flown proudly over Eastchester to honor those veterans who were Prisoners of War or are still Missing in Action.”

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