Farmingdale Prepares to Commemorate Civil War Sesquicentennial

With the sesquicentennial, the 150th year anniversary, of the Civil War, quickly approaching, the Farmingdale – Bethpage Historical Society is preparing to honor Farmingdale’s Civil War veterans. The organization plans to unveil a new war memorial on the Village Green on Memorial Day 2011.

A little more than a year ago, high school student Patrick Looney took on a restoration task as part of his Eagle Scout project which included the preservation and beautification of several gravesites at the Lyceum Cemetery, an abandoned location just west from the present-day Sportime gym location on Hempstead Turnpike.

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