The Town of Huntington recognized veterans Saturday with a thriller “Army-Navy” high school football game won 27-26 by Harborfields.
The ceremony was designed as a remembrance of Fred Amore of East Northport. The – Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient and longest serving commander of VFW Post #9263 of Elwood/Commack, also also served as vice chairman of the Huntington Veterans Advisory Board and the committee that selects military academy appointees. He died of COVID on Feb.28, 2021. He was 73.
Supervisor Ed Smyth and other town officials, including Councilwoman Joan Cergol and Town Clerk Andrew Raia, participated in a pre-game ceremony that recognized veterans and their service. Military recruiters, members of veterans’ organizations, the Harborfields band and others joined the salute. Afterwards, Smyth presented a trophy to the Harborfields team who gathered with their opponents on the field.
Harborfields came from behind to beat Deer Park in a tight, down-to-the-wire game with Vinny Bolognino scoring three touchdowns, including one on a 90-yard interception and the game winner at 1:28 left in the game on a pass from Shane Longin. Deer Park drove down the field but ran out of time in Harborfields territory.