Gershow Recycling Supports 23rd Annual Flag Placement Ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery
Jonathan Abrams (back row, left) and Ray Colon (back row, right), Managers, Gershow Recycling, are joined by members of the Boy Scouts of Suffolk County and the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County at the 23rd Annual Flag Placement Ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery on May 27. They are joined by Mr. Colon’s sons: Ray Colon, Jr. (back row, center), Daniel Colon (front row, left) and Chris Colon (front row, right).
On May 27, Gershow Recycling sponsored and took part in the 23rd Annual Flag Placement Ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. The event recognized local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, their parents and other volunteers who placed American flags in front of more than 210,000 grave sites.
Jonathan Abrams and Ray Colon, Managers, Gershow Recycling, thanked those who volunteered their time recognizing those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony had a special meaning for Mr. Colon, whose father, Ramon Colon, Jr., a World War II veteran, was interred at Calverton in 1993.
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Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products. Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead.