The West New York Honor Guard presented the American flag during the National Anthem at the Boston Red Sox home game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The pregame ceremony included West New York Honor Guard members Police Lt. Marcos Garciga, Det. Yousef Awadallah, as well as Officers Madelyn Velazquez and Jose Alicea.
The opportunity was made possible by Joseph Roque, the son of Mayor Felix Roque, submitting a written request to the Red Sox entertainment management department.
“As the Mayor and Police Commissioner of the Town of West New York, I am extremely proud of the men and women serving our great town. Â Special thanks to my son, Joe, for making this possible for us,” Felix Roque said in a statement.
The trip to Fenway Park was sponsored by the West New York Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), as well as contributions from the Town’s Policemen’s Supervisors Association (PSA).
The Red Sox dominated the game, winning by a final score of 8-0.
As a resident of West New York, at every event attend I have said to our Honor Guard in West New York, they are truly a source of Honor and Pride for all of us in West New York, as they are some of the best and sharpest Honor Guards I have ever seen. I am proud of them, and thank them for their service to our great town.
West New York Resident
Hey WNY PD come back to WNY we need you on the Streets.
WNY is a Ghetto and Crime is out of control!
Its not game time.. WNY is dying and on life support……………
We like to see you officers on the streets once in awhile…………
Shame on you All!!