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LI Memorial Day parades pass on lessons to youth

Leaders of a Bellmore community group place a

(Credit: Instagram user tarakconry)

Speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning in Bellmore, Eagle Scout Timothy Messmer read a long list of names aloud.

Each name belonged to a veteran who had served his country, stretching as far back to the Civil War to present day. Each one also was a member of Messmer's family.

The Merrick resident and member of North Bellmore's Troop 577 was given the honor of speaking at...

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Flying upside-down in a Bethpage Air Show stunt plane

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry went up in

With a parachute on my back and my seat belt pulled as tightly as possible, I stared out the window of Lt. Col. John Klatt’s Air National Guard MXS stunt plane Wednesday morning, not knowing what to expect.

Klatt, a 24-year member of the Air National Guard and aerobatic pilot, was giving me a front-row seat to some of the stunts he’ll be performing in this weekend’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones...

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