“AVENUE OF HEROES” AT LT MICHAEL P. MURPHY NAVY SEAL MUSEUM AND SEA CADET TRAINING FACILITY TO DEBUT WITH RIBBON CUTTING AND SIGN UNVEILING CEREMONY, FOLLOWED BY “FIRST-LOOK” TOURS OF MUSEUM LAYOUT AND CONTENT
20 Red Maple Trees Lining the New Road Will Honor the 19 Fallen and Lone Survivor of Operation Red Wings
WHAT: Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting and Sign Unveiling to Debut the “Avenue of Heroes” at the LT Michael P. Murphy Museum and Sea Cadet Training Facility in West Sayville, NY
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / 2 PM EST
WHO: Remarks to be made by: Daniel J. Murphy, Gold Star Father, Chairman, LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Suffolk County Legislator William J. Lindsay III
An Honor Guard of Sea Cadets from the LT Michael Murphy Division of the US Naval Sea Cadets Corps as well as Gold Star families of Operation Red Wings will attend.
WHY: A poignant and highly visual ceremony, this event will debut the Avenue of Heroes, the new entry road leading to the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum and Sea Cadet Training Facility.
20 Red Maple trees lining the road honor the Navy SEALS and Army Night Stalkers of Operation Red Wings. 19 trees are dedicated to those killed on June 28, 2005 in the mountains of Afghanistan. One tree honors the tragedy’s sole survivor, SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Each features a plaque inscribed with the name, rank, branch of service, and dates of birth/passing of the fallen.
Following the ceremony, LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum Board Members Daniel J. Murphy, Gold Star Father and Vincent Calvosa, Director of Construction will offer the first tours of the Museum’s interior, providing a sneak peek at the planned layout, flow and exhibit content.
WHERE: LT Michael P. Murphy Museum and Sea Cadet Training Facility
West Avenue, West Sayville, NY Next to the Long Island Maritime Museum, on the grounds of Charles Dominy County Park