On the dock at Brewer Marina, Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke, members of the Glen Cove City Council, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Glen Cove Harbor Patrol Chief John Testa and Veterans Affairs Director Tony Jimenez joined together with veterans for the dedication of a new Glen Cove Harbor Patrol Boat in the name and memory of one of their own—Private First Class Louis J. Noon.
In a special tribute, the Harbor Patrol’s new 24-foot Boston Whaler Justice Patrol vessel, donated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, was dedicated in the name and memory of Noon. Noon’s daughter Christina Noon and her daughter Emma participated in the ceremony, with Christina officially christening the boat with Tenke and a bottle of New York State sparkling water from Saratoga Springs, along with a bundle of leaves placed on the bow to ensure a safe journey home.
“It has been said that the only safe ship in a storm is leadership; and that’s why it is most appropriate that this generous boat donation from New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Presentation will be named in memory of and dedicated to PFC Louis Joseph Noon,” said Tenke. “As a community it is our duty to remember those who fought for our freedom and democracy, so by honoring one, we in fact, honor many.”
Jimenez told the audience about PFC Louis J. Noon’s background as a decorated war hero and POW. PFC Noon died last year and as Testa said, “It is an honor to carry on PFC Noon’s peacekeeper legacy as we maintain the public’s safety with a vessel which carries his name.”