Support Effort for Lt. Michael P Murphy High School

Gathering of Eagles

Fighting the Insurgency at Home

Updated 4/15/2008


The Patchogue-Medford High School will be renamed

Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial High School

See the video here.


Support Popular Effort to Rename Patchogue-Medford High School
for Medal of Honor Hero Lt. Michael P. Murphy

Who: Patchogue-Medford School District
What: Board of Education Meeting
Where: Medford Elementary School
281 Medford Ave., Patchogue, NY
When: Monday, April 14, 2008

We need as many as possible to come to the Board meeting on Monday night as a show of support for the popular effort to rename the Patchogue-Medford High School in the name of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, Patchogue’s native son, a graduate of that same school, and Long Island’s Medal of Honor Hero.

The local school board, led by Superintendent of Schools Michael H. Mostow, has not looked favorably on the popular request, and it is said that Supervisor Mostow is unpatriotic and does not like the military. He has attempted several times to have the High School Junior ROTC program shut down.

The object of attending the board meeting is to request that the Board of Education hold an open public vote of the board members on the motion to rename the High School. This public vote will allow the community to know who is supporting or blocking the effort. The larger the crowd demanding a vote the more likely the board will accede to the request.

For anyone not able to attend Monday, please send an email to Superintendent of Schools Michael H. Mostow and the entire Board of Education at:

Requesting that the Board of Education:

  1. Hold a public vote on the measure to rename the Patchogue-Medford High School in honor of Lt. Michael P. Murphy.
  2. That the Board of Education and the Superintendent cease and desist from any and all efforts to close down or interfere with the Junior ROTC program at the Patchogue-Medford High School including after the name is changed to the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial High School.

For a Biography of Lt. Michael P. Murphy visit this site:

Dan Maloney
NY State Coordinator
Gathering of Eagles


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