Street Renaming – Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way

On Friday, October 18, 2019  the corner of 31st Avenue and 41st Street in Astoria was officially renamed “Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way”, in a tribute honoring Rocco’s service to our nation as well as to the community of Astoria. Moretto, a longtime Astoria resident, died in August 2018 at 94. He was drafted in 1943 toContinue reading “Street Renaming – Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way”

Battle of The Bulge – 70th Anniversary

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of the World War II battle that was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg from December 1944 through January 1945.  On December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn theContinue reading “Battle of The Bulge – 70th Anniversary”

Army Birthday Gala

On Thursday June 12, 2014, Rocco attended the Army Birthday Gala in New York City during Army Week.  The Army celebrates it’s 239th Birthday today.  To celebrate, Rocco helped to cut the Birthday cake with U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno and Pfc. Louis Angelici.

Rocco Moretto Honored on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 2014, Rocco was honored on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post that bears his name.  Family, friends and members of the Post gathered to celebrate his military service during World War II and in D-Day.  Rocco was presented with a portrait of his 1944 war photo, which nowContinue reading “Rocco Moretto Honored on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day”