From the Office of the Town of Shandaken Supervisor:
In recognition of P.F.C. Douglas Cordo's sacrifice last week in Afghanistan, the Town of Shandaken will be dedicating their annual Shandaken Day event to Private Cordo's memory. Earlier this week Town Supervisor, Robert Stanley, asked that all flags on municipal properties be placed at half staff in Douglas' memory. In a Dedication Ceremony to take place at 10AM this Saturday, August 27th on the Parish Field Park in Phoenicia, the Town along with members of the local parish and veterans organizations will recognize Private Cordo's sacrifice for his country. Supervisor Stanley will open the Shandaken Day event announcing that the entire day is dedicated in Douglas' memory. Father Mathew Azhkath from St. Francis De Sales Church will read a memorial prayer and members of American Legion Post 950 from Phoenicia will provide a rifle salute in recognition. Helen Cordo, long time resident of Phoenicia and Private Cordo's grandmother, will be in attendance to witness the ceremony along with other members of the community who remember him fondly. Mrs. Cordo is a well respected member of the Shandaken community and the community has responded with support for her and prayers for Douglas and the entire family. This dedication ceremony is but a small token from the Town of Shandaken in memory of Private Cordo's sacrifice and commitment to his country.