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Get Your Rally Cap

Today is the day, that’s right – today is August 4th the day of the “Just Build It” rally and public comment hearing for the Town of Hempstead. For what has seemed like months and months of planning by The Lighthouse Development Group all boils down to today, another HUGE step in the what will hopefully be the right direction in terms of forward momentum for the Lighthouse.

The buzz about today is certainly strong. If you look around the web countless websites and media outlets have taken notice and have been running stories for the last few days. Here is what some are saying:

NHL.com – One of the biggest — if not the biggest — days in New York Islanders history will not take place on the ice.”

Dom over at Lighthouse Hockey says today is a “king of a deal” in terms of importance.

Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog says today is a “Critical Moment”.

Newsday’s Eden Laikin claims to expect big crowds for today’s event – I think this is the first time she has expressed optimism. Although yesterday she had another great article that followed a gigantic full page advertisement for the Lighthouse Project.

What you need to know

Here is some important information that you should know:

The rally at the Coliseum starts at 8am, free parking for the event is in lot 8 (coincidence I am sure).

Don’t forget to grab your free “Just Build It” t-shirts, they are available for the first 2000 attendees.

Numerous guests from the Islanders will be there: Charles Wang, Alumni, Josh Bailey and Joel Rechlicz with Howie Rose as the event MC. Oh and did I mention Gary Bettman will also speak? Yes, this is that big of a deal that the commish will come out and show support for the Islanders.

The group from the rally will march from the Coliseum to Adams Playhouse on the grounds of Hofstra around 8:45.

Can’t make it, follow along on numerous blogs including the official Lighthouse Blog where Lighthouse team member Jamie Reysen will be live blogging and tweeting. Make sure you are following along there and on twitter @Lighthouse_LI.

Ok, well that just about does it for now. Don’t forget you can also follow me on twitter by following @islesblogger.