On Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011 at the New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club meeting held at the American Legion Post 8, 112 North Ave. in N. R., New York State Assemblyman George Latimer was presented with a framed photo by American Legion Commander Tom O'Keefe and 2nd Vice Commander Bob Pierce. The photo was a picture of Latimer and 3 A. L. Post 8 Commanders, Tom O"Keefe, and the 2 previous Commanders, Gene McLeer and Larry Meyers, presenting George with a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the Post 8 membership for Latimer's almost 2 years of tireless work, with others in the community, to obtain a New York State CCAP Grant of $50,000 for the much needed repair of the Post's windows and roof. Without this State Grant, approved almost 2 years ago but necessitating "tons of paper work", this past winter would have been a disaster for the Post 8 building and would have displaced many veteran and community groups who use the building for meetings and special programs.
We all thank you, Assemblyman George Latimer for all your efforts!