Residents of Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation filled the common room of the facility on Thursday afternoon, November 10, for a memorable ceremony paying tribute to service members within its resident population. The program included an array of energetic tunes, including the American and Israeli national anthems, starring the The Melodians, an all-senior chorus which performs at venues throughout Queens. The veteran residents, who each had the opportunity to announce where they served, sat in a reserved section at the front of the program. Of note was Chana Pfeifen, a Holocaust survivor who spent time in the Israel Air Force. “You did a marvelous job,” the able-bodied resident publicly declared to the staff, adding on behalf of her friends, “There are no words to describe our appreciation for making an event like this possible for us. Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts.” Others served in the British Army, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Army. Each received a commemorative flag and a New York City Hall Citation presented by Adam Suionov, District Director, on behalf of Council Member James F. Gennaro who recently announced his candidacy for reelection in 2023.