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Area war veterans gathered on Shore Boulevard at the Astoria Park War Memorial on November 11 at 11 a.m. for the 11th annual Veterans’ Day wreath laying. The granite monument, erected in 1926, displays the names of Queens war veterans. Bearing the inscription, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” it was donated by the Long Island City Committee in honor of citizens from Western Queens who served in World War I. It has since been updated to include 200 names of residents who died in various conflicts.