On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the Middle Island Civic Association, The Longwood Alliance, and Town of Brookhaven hosted the fourth annual Gold Star Families Recognition Day Ceremony at Bartlett Pond Park in Middle Island.  This is a national observation held by Presidential proclamation of the last Sunday in September.  It recognizes and thanks the surviving family members of those who have died in military service to our country.  We can never thank them enough — but we do have to try.