American Legion Post 1443 re-dedicates pavilion for former Commander Peter Santopietro

26 Nov 2019 | 03:42

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Greenwood Lake American Legion Post 1443 held a ceremony and luncheon to re-dedicate the outdoor pavilion for former Legion Commander Peter Santopietro, who passed away in 2018.

Santopietro was a former Marine and Viet Nam veteran who made many outstanding contributions to Post 1443 and transformed the pavilion into what it is today.

Because of his efforts, the pavilion will continue to serve Post 1443 and the community many years to come.

Post member Duke Hoffman served as Master of Ceremonies for the program which included speakers Jim Byrnes, Jerry Oser Sr. and Frank Kark. The National Anthem was sung by Paul Oser.

Commander Tom Mulcahy presented a commemorative plaque to Santopietro’s widow Anita, who attended with more than a dozen family members.

The pavilion was first dedicated in 1990 to the memory of Richard Kraemer of Greenwood Lake. He served in the Korean War and was a recipient of two Silver Stars.