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Posted on: November 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Veterans day in Hartsdale 2 PM Friday DeSanti Plaza

Ardsley Eagle Scout Thomas Sassalos III has restored and moved an old World War 1 plaque that will now be featured at DeSanti PLaza--- dedication ceremony Friday

Veterans day ceremony: Friday- November 11 at 2 PM  DeSanti Plaza, Hartsdale   

Ardsley Scout, Thomas M. Sassalos III has completed an amazing   Eagle Scout  project. Thomas worked with our Veterans Committee and town officials to a project that will be appreciated for generations to come!  Thomas is responsible for saving and restoring a World War I plaque that is now located at DeSantis Plaza's Veteran memorial garden. The unveiling is this Friday at 2 PM. Thomas will be delivering a speech and many Ardsley students will be part of the ceremony.


Project High light:  The Hartsdale Train Station is under construction and it housed a World War 1 plaque that was in need of saving and restoration.  Thomas created a power point of the project highlighting the need to move and restore this piece of history.   The Veterans presented the presentation  to the Greenburgh Town Board for approval earlier this year. The board believed in the need and approved the project and funding which also included plans for a perennial pollinator garden which included native plants.

Shortly after the meeting the World War 1 plaque was removed  from the boulder just as construction began at the Hartsdale Train Station. It was sent to a source in P.A. for restoration and a stone was soured and ordered that will become the base for this precious marker of history. Once restored the monument would be added to DeSantis  Veterans Memorial park in Hartsdale. In addition the 2 gardens near the park will become a "Memorial Perennial Peace garden".  The gardens will have a combination of perennials accented with native plants. Many of these plants will have significant meanings for our military  such as "Regard" and "Chivalry" for Daffodils etc. The stone was installed on October 15 and on October 22nd the Ardsley Scouts  planted the plants in the two gardens which will be blooming throughout the seasons.  


On Veterans Day, November 11th the unveiling of the new monument and gardens  will take place during the Veterans Day ceremony at 2:00 at the Hartsdale Train Station at DeSantis Park. We hope that you can attend this re dedication of this beautiful memorial with the addition of the restored World War 1 monument.. 

In addition to the above ceremony -Greenburgh will broadcast 150 living history interviews of veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict. The interviews will start airing late Thursday night and willl be broadcast on public access TV channels 75 or 35 (Optimum or Verizon) until Monday morning - a tradition that began over a decade ago when the living history interviews were produced. Each of the interviews is a half hour long. We broadcast the interviews non stop every Memorial Day and Veterans day weekend.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor 

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