On Wednesday, March 26, James R. Hickey Post 120 was represented at the swearing-in ceremony of Brian Parkison as a new patrol officer of the Palmyra Police Department. Brian is currently in the United States Air Force Reserves and has been deployed twice, once to Kuwait and once to Saudi Arabia. Post Commander Ann Guest presented the Blue Star Flag to the family and read, to the audience in attendance, the significance of the Blue Star Flag, why it is offered and why the American Legion is proud and honored to be able to present the flag. After the Mayor of Palmyra swore in the newest police officer, Brian’s family, friends and Post members offered him their congratulations and thanks for serving our nation and our community. 1st Vice Commander, Bob Coleman, of course, provided Brian with an application.
Commander presents Blue Stat Flag to Parkison family
Commander reads citation for Blue Star Ceremony
1st Vice Commander Coleman supplies information and application to Brian Parkison for American Legion membership
Newly Sworn in officer Brian Parkison is flanked by Chief Dave Dalton, his wife, Jennifer, son Brayden and Palmyra Mayor, Chris Piccola, after the swearing in ceremony
It may have been snowing outside but the dining area of the Post hosted its own warm invitation to all who wanted to sample the delicious menu representing the Tour of Italy Buffet organized by Amber and the staff of Depot 25 Restaurant. When one opened the back door, the smells of the cooking floated up the stairwell and beckoned you to see what was going on. It is proven that smells hold some of the greatest memories we have. When one approached the tables laden with food, the first area was devoted to the antipasto tray covered with fresh mozzerella cheese, surrounded by thinly sliced cappicola, prisciutto, and other meats. Surrounding these were a variety of olives and other delicacies that filled in the tray. Proceeding to the right one encountered salads, fresh bread sticks, tortolini alfredo, sausage, peppers, meatballs, greens and beans, chicken catchitore. There was more food there than I can name or spell but it was outstanding! Finishing the circuit, the patron had a choice of Italian desserts and pastries. It was impossible to walk away hungry. I suggest that if Amber organizes another tour dinner, be first on your block to sign up. Thank you Amber and Depot 25!