In honor of Veterans Day, a Bayside resident was recognized by a local organization for his all-around, lifelong dedication to serving to his country.
A resident of Bayside Hills, Specialist 4th Class Sebastiano D’Agostino was honored by the Jefferson Democratic Club on Thursday, Nov. 10. D’Agostino enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1959 and was stationed in South Korea from 1959 until 1960 and at Fort Dix from 1960 until 1961. He is the recipient of military awards including the Good Conduct Medal and a Korea Defense Service Medal.
Today, D’Agostino continues to actively serve his community. He serves as the Post Commander of the Little Neck-Douglaston American Legion Post #103 and board member of the Bayside Hills Civic Association. He serves on the executive committee of the Queens Country American Legion and the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Committee.
D’Agostino was presented a New York State Assembly Proclamation by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, a New York City Council Citation by Councilman Barry Grodenchik and a citation by Councilman Paul Vallone.
“We chose to honor Sebastiano not only because of his service to our nation, but also for his decades of tireless service to our community,” said David Fischer, president of the Jefferson Democratic Club.
The Jefferson Democratic Club was incorporated in 1910 and represents the 26th Assembly District, including areas of Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck.
— Barry Grodenchik (@BarryGrodenchik) November 11, 2016