The Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center was recently featured in the Queens Chronicle after observing the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In honor of the anniversary, seniors, area leaders, and staff from the senior center planted 16 chrysanthemums in the front yard. The mums represented each year since 9/11.
The senior center also received a new American flag after the original lag had been stolen. Congresswoman Grace Meng was in attendance and said, "The theft of this flag was terrible and shame on the thief who stole it. I'm pleased to have been able to replace it with a brand new flag so that the stars and stripes can proudly fly again over the Bayside Senior Center."
Pictured from left to right: senior center member David Zirman, Congresswoman Grace Meng, member Martin Conroy, Program Manager Pang Chu, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, members Doris Polansky and Susan Hall, and Assemblyman David Weprin.
See the article from the Queens Chronicle.