McLAUGHLIN, FAMILY, FRIENDS TO UNVEIL “STAFF SGT. DEREK FARLEY MEMORIAL BRIDGE” AT DEDICATION CEREMONY THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

McLAUGHLIN, FAMILY, FRIENDS TO UNVEIL “STAFF SGT. DEREK FARLEY MEMORIAL BRIDGE” AT DEDICATION CEREMONY THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

McLaughlin will be joined by other elected officials, family and friends of local hero who was killed while serving in Afghanistan to unveil the “Staff Sgt. Derek Farley Memorial Bridge” in Nassau

 

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) will be joined by family members and friends of the late Derek Farley to unveil a plaque officially naming the bridge entering Farley’s hometown the “Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge” in a dedication ceremony this Sunday, October 14. McLaughlin was joined by Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) in passing legislation earlier this year to name the bridge after Derek, who was awarded the Purple Heart in 2007 and was killed after attempting to dismantle an improvised explosive device in Afghanistanin 2010.

“Staff Sergeant Derek Farley is an example of heroism and bravery that every young person in this great nation can emulate and every American should regard with the utmost respect,” said McLaughlin. “With the naming of the Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge this Sunday, all those who travel along this stretch of Route 20 in Nassau will not only be reminded of his memory, sacrifice and service, but will also have the chance to reflect on his courage and apply it to our own lives.”

 

WHO:           

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Farley         

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose)

Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga)

Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20)

Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino

Rensselaer County Legislator Alex Shannon

Nassau Town Supervisor David Fleming

Schodack Town Supervisor Dennis Dowds             

WHAT:          

Bridge Dedication Ceremony for Staff Sgt. Derek Farley who was was killed after attempting to dismantle an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010

WHERE:       

First Niagara Bank

25 McClellan Drive, Nassau.

The ceremony will be behind the bank which is located next to the bridge.

WHEN:

Sunday, October 14

1 p.m.: Bridge Dedication Ceremony

2 p.m.: Picnic in the Nassau Village Park in remembrance of Staff Sgt. Derek Farley.

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