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President’s Message

OCTOBER 2018
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The summer passed us by and Fall is now here.

The National 1013 Convention was held at Villa Roma in Callicoon, N.Y. and a good time was had by all. Former President Bart Foley and National Vice President and Hudson Valley 1013 member Richard Molloy were both presented plaques by the National 1013 for their fine work on behalf of the 1013 Associations.

The Baseball Playoffs are just around the corner and the Yankees will be playing.

Our next General Membership meeting will be in Mahopac, N.Y. in Putnam County at the Secor Sports Club. This meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

The Brinks Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM (at Route 59 and Mountain View Avenue in Nyack, N.Y.) This is at the entrance to the NYS Thruway. All Members attending are requested to bring and wear their 1013 caps.

The ceremony may be long so if necessary members might want to bring a folding chair.

Our prayers go out to our Treasurer Michael Sweeney and his family on the loss of his Father-in-Law John English 87, who was a retired NYPD Sergeant. He passed away on September 18, 2018.

Our prayers also go out to the families who lost loved ones in North and South Carolina due to Hurricane Florence.

 

Best Regards,
John Creegan,
President

 

 


 

Standing for the National Anthem is not an option:

(The following was written by Al Chestone, in response to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the National Anthem. )

How fortunate you are to play football in the NFL, Before rowdy or dedicated fans who boo and yell. The field and boundaries are all lined in white. In the center of the field a choir can be seen in the bright light.

Proud Americans stand as the National Anthem is about to be sung, As a reminder of our freedom and how it was won. The fighting soldiers were male and female, Black, Latino, Asian and White. Many of whom lost their lives, an arm, a leg and even their precious sight.

Battlefields were not manicured but rather bloodied with dirty old rags. They crawled in mud and filth to capture a mountain and plant a flag. Their game of war unlike football was hell on earth, never to be forgotten, Be it in Europe, Pacific, Viet Nam, Korea, The Desert, Iraq or Afghanistan.

Champions in sports are celebrated with parades, showered with confetti. Some soldiers of war have been showered with Agent Orange and so deadly. Let's turn back to Mr. K and his cowardly act of disrespect toward our Flag. Ask that he face the mothers and fathers who are left with only dog tags.

Ask Mr. K to face some Black, Latino, Asian, and White wounded warriors, And mention his refusal to stand at the playing of the National Anthem. Ask Mr. K to face the group of female soldiers who have lost arms and legs And state why he refuses to stand at the playing of the National Anthem.

These warriors have enabled us to look for all the tomorrows and sunsets to follow, For they have made this land so sacred, so hallow. They are like candles that will forever shine, For they have brightened up another place, more perfect, more precious, more divine.

So Mr. K, why not be a true role model and helper of the poor and address what you consider to be wrong-doings towards minorities, rather than act as a rabble-rouser And encourage disrespect of our Flag and our National Anthem.

About the Author: Al Chestone, a true patriot, was an accomplished individual. He was active in his community, wrote several books, fought in the Second World War, and worked as an agent for the FBI. Unfortunately, Mr. Chestone (at the young age of 94) passed away soon after he penned the above. May he rest in peace!

Richard Molloy




 

HV 10-13 attendees at Florida's February 2018 reunion.
Photo by John Briganti VP HV 10-13

 


 

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