Thank You Terry McCartney

Commander de Barros accepting check from Legionnaire Terry McCartney. Adjutant Tim Moynihan on right.

We’d like to thank fellow Rye Post 128 Legionnaire Terry McCartney for his donation to the Post as a result of his Memorial Day Hundy Golf Tournament at Rye Golf Club.  Over 70 players and 60+ sponsors participated in the tournament which generated his $12,070 contribution to the Post this week.

As in previous years, the funds will be used for our community, such as youth athletics, and veteran’s causes, such as those at Montrose VA Hospital.

Thank you, Terry!

Memorial Day 2021 Wreath Laying

Commander Fred de Barros, Finance Office/Adjutant Tim Moynihan and 2021 Americanism Award Winner, Legionnaire Terry McCartney conducted the wreath laying ceremony at the Rye Memorials this morning. The official Memorial Day ceremony was done virtually and can be seen at this video link: https://ryeny.new.swagit.com/videos/122233.

The wreath laying ceremony consisted of the playing of the National Anthem, a benediction prayer and Taps.

Wreaths were laid at the Memorial at City Hall, the WWI Memorial and the Memorial at Rye Rec.

Photos below.

Memorial Day 2021

Once again, the City of Rye will carry on its tradition of honoring deceased veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021.  However, this year due to the COVID-19 guidelines, we will be conducting the ceremony virtually which will air on RYE TV at 10:00 am and throughout the day.

The viewing locations for the Rye Ceremony are RyeTV Cablevision 75 & 76 or Verizon 33 & 39 at 10am, noon, 3, 5 & 8 PM. The ceremony will also be available on ryetv.org.

American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros will lead the virtual ceremony. Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and County Executive George Latimer will offer welcome remarks and greetings. 

Legionnaire Terry McCartney will read the roll of honor and he will also receive the 2021 Rye American Legion Post 128 Americanism Award.  Commander Fred de Barros comments, “Terry is a great citizen of Rye.  He is a leader in city government, is involved in youth sports and active in veterans’ issues.”

Pastor Dan Love of Rye Presbyterian Church will lead the invocation.

Matthew Cipriani, a student at Resurrection School will read the Gettysburg address.

Legionnaire Tim Moynihan and Dave Ball of  RyeVets.org will read stories about select Rye veterans who died in WWII.  This honors the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII.

Commander de Barros will present Eagle Scout Awards to the follow from Rye Boy Scout Troop 2:

Salvatore Morlino

Zachary L.A. Johnson

Mathew Quartararo

Mycal Riccio

Jaime Latorre

Austin Harvey

James LaMagna

Max Zangiacomi

Chris Beechert, a student at Rye High will play taps.

Robin Latimer will sing the national anthem.

There is no parade nor essay contest this year.

About Terry McCartney

Terry is an active member and leader in our community in Rye. He has been a leader in city government, youth sports and veterans’ causes.

He moved to Rye in 2000.  Since then, he has served the city as an elected City Councilman for four years (2014-17). He now serves as the Chair of the Rye Golf Commission.

He coached youth sports for many years and continues to coach a boys and girls youth boxing program now.

Terry has raised tens of thousands of dollars which have gone directly to veterans’ causes such as the Montrose VA Hospital and the Rye American Legion.   His annual Memorial Day golf tournament at the Rye Golf Club has raised funds to enable the Rye American Legion post to distribute scholarships in Rye community and to support Rye Recreation sports programs.  He is an active member in Rye American Legion Post 128.

Terry served in the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserves as an infantry officer for over a decade, attaining the rank of Major, before receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1997.

Terry was born in Hawaii and grew up in a military family with four now siblings who live all over the United States. Terry graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1986 and St. Thomas University School of Law in 1994. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Julia, for 31 years and they have two adult sons, Jack and Daniel. Terry enjoys playing golf, fly fishing and reading in his free time.

Terry is a nationally recognized product liability lawyer and is one of the founding partners of the McCartney Stucky LLC law firm with offices here in Rye and in Kansas City, MO.  He is currently the President of a national bar association for lawyers practicing in his field.

Veterans Day 2020

RYE TO HONOR VETERANS ON VETERANS DAY

Update: see video at

ryetv.org:http://www.ryetv.org/videos/91720

or

ryeny.gov:https://ryeny.new.swagit.com/videos/91724

Once again, the City of Rye will carry on its tradition of honoring Rye veterans on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  However, this year due to COVID-19 guidelines, we will be conducting the ceremony virtually which will air on RYE TV at 11:00 am and throughout the day.

American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros will lead the virtual ceremony. Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and County Executive George Latimer will speak.  Post Adjutant Tim Moynihan and Dave Ball, former Rye High School teacher and historian at RyeVets.org will read the story of Charles W. Bailey and his family serving in WWI through the Korean War.  An argument can be made that no Rye family has sacrificed as much as the Baileys in the service of their country.  Read more about the Bailey family at www.ryevets.org.

The mission of RyeVets.org is to research all available archival sources and create a short biography for all veterans who served from Rye, NY. The project has always been a community effort in conjunction with the Rye Historical Society, American Legion Post 128, Rye High School and Middle School and numerous volunteers. No other community has ever attempted anything on this scale and the project could serve as a template for all other interested municipalities across the United States.

Robin Latimer will sing patriotic songs and Rev. Kate Malin will lead the invocation.

Unserviceable Flag Ceremony

The Rye Post conducted an Unserviceable Flag Ceremony on October 9, 2020 at the Rye Dept of Public Works facility.  The event had been postponed previously due the Covid guidelines, but we were able to complete yesterday.  Yesterday’s ceremony also follows postponement from earlier in the week due to high winds.

Commander Fred de Barros led the ceremony.  He was assisted by Finance Office/Adjutant Tim Moynihan and Legionnaire Tom Seaver.  We thank Tom for storing the flags for over a year in his garage! 

We estimate over 300 flags were disposed of, including large city flags which flew at the tall flagpole at the WWI memorial in the center of town. The flags were respectfully disposed of in accordance with American Legion guidelines.  For more on the ceremony and guidelines, check out this link: https://www.legion.org/flag/ceremony

 The ceremony was filmed by RyeTV which will be posting a link of their video soon. 

The Post would like to thank the Rye DPW, the Rye Fire Department and RyeTV for their assistance in the ceremony.

Some photos of the event are below.

Memorial Day 2020

In addition to the virtual/video ceremony accessible below, Commander Fred de Barros, Adjutant/Finance Officer Tim Moynihan, and Legionnaire Terry McCartney laid wreaths this morning at the memorials at Rye City Hall.

Following taps being played over a portable audio system, Commander de Barros said a few words and the wreaths were placed at the memorials honoring the fallen as they deserve. Photos below.

Here are all of the viewing locations for the Rye Ceremony:
RyeTV Altice 75 & 76 or Verizon 33 & 39 at 10am, noon, 3, 5 & 8 PM
It is now available on ryetv.org. Direct link: http://www.ryetv.org/05212020-1245
at 10am on Monday, it will appear on our RyeTV facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RyeTelevision/?ref=bookmarks

Memorial Day 2020

RYE TO HONOR ITS WAR DEAD ON MEMORIAL DAY

Once again, the City of Rye will carry on its tradition of honoring deceased veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.  However, this year due to the COVID-19 virus, we will be conducting the ceremony virtually which will air on RYE TV at 10:00 am and throughout the day.

Here are all of the viewing locations for the Rye Ceremony:

RyeTV Altice 75 & 76 or Verizon 33 & 39 at 10am, noon, 3, 5 & 8 PM
It is now available on ryetv.org. Direct link: http://www.ryetv.org/05212020-1245
at 10am on Monday, it will appear on our RyeTV facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RyeTelevision/?ref=bookmarks

 

American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros led the virtual ceremony. Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and County Executive George Latimer offered thoughts.  Legionnaire Terry McCartney read the roll of honor. Post Adjutant Tim Moynihan read the Gettysburg Address.  Robin Latimer sang patriotic songs and Rev. Kate Malin led the invocation.

The parade, and essay contest have been cancelled.

Holiday Party 2019

Please join us at our annual holiday party

Where:  Rye Recreation, Rye, NY

When: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

We have a delicious menu planned:

Rigatoni Bolognese

Chicken and Sausage Scarpriello with Potatoes

Eggplant Rollatini

Salad

Coffee and Desserts

Adult Beverages

No cost to members and spouses – spouses invited

Please bring bottle of wine for raffle

 

 

Please RSVP to Fred de Barros (frederickdebarros@gmail.com 914-837-5735)

or Tim Moynihan ( timmoy@aol.com 914-420-5264)  

Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day 2019 was a full day honoring local veterans.  The Post led two nice ceremonies.  The first ceremony was held at Rye City Hall, and the second ceremony at Atria Rye Brook.

At Rye City Hall, Commander Fred de Barros led the ceremony.  In addition to the keynote by Charlie Northshield, the former Rye High School teacher and USMC Vietnam veteran, we heard remarks by Mayor Cohn, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, NYS Assemblyman Otis and others.  The music was beautiful and led by Robin Latimer, Rye Legion Auxiliary.

Later in the day we held a ceremony at Atria Rye Brook with 23 veterans in residence there.  Many family members of veterans and other residents attended the ceremony.    Following an invocation by Rabbi Rothman (23 year US Marine Corps veteran), we presented Certificates of Appreciation to all veterans in attendance.  Many thanked us for the acknowledgment of their service. Music was provided by a Broadway-caliber duo who sang patriotic and traditional American songs for over an hour.

It was a fitting day to honor all local veterans.  Photos below.