Nolan Tours Gantry Plaza State Park with State Parks Commissioner to Inspect New Flag Pole

October 30, 2007

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan is shown here with Commissioner Carol Ash, and Rachel Gordon from New York State Department of Parks, Gantry Park Manager, Bill Ledwitz, and area veterans, including Frank Carrado

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D- Queens) recently toured Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City’s Queens West Development to inspect the newly installed flag pole. Nolan was joined by State Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Carol Ash, local veterans and community members.

A local New York City firefighter contacted Assemblywoman Nolan a few years ago, noting the absence of an American flag in Gantry Plaza State Park. Nolan then sponsored legislation requiring all State Parks to display an American flag. The law was enacted in 2006.

“The American flag represents the majesty of our nation and is a symbol of the courage of the men and women who protect us and fight for our freedom. It is fitting since Gantry Plaza State Park is located directly across the river from the United Nations; and where people could once view the Twin Towers. I am proud to honor that memory by displaying the flag,” said Nolan.