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President’s Message

JUNE 2018
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It has been a rainy month of May but Memorial Day is here. Hopefully the sun will be out often and soon we will be complaining that it is too hot. To our members who have children or grandchildren, school will be out soon so everyone enjoy the summer.

The picnic will be Monday June 18, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Kearning and Edwards AL Post in Pomona N.Y. 10970. This is where we have our monthly meetings. There will be a short meeting prior to the picnic.

The Rockland County Law Enforcement Police Memorial Service was held on Sunday May 20, 2018 at 11:00am it was well attended by our members. John Miller, Deputy Commissioner, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism was the guest speaker, his talk was very moving.

Detective Christian R. Lindsay's name was added to the list of fallen officers on the Po-lice Memorial located in front of the Rockland County Court House. He retired in 2015 and passed away on February 12, 2017. He had a eleven month battle with stage IV mel-anoma which was attributed to his rescue and recovery effort at ground zero. He was assigned to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU) and is survived by his wife Maureen and mother Joyce. I will have a copy of the handout from the service at the picnic if any of our members wish to see it.

June 14, 2018 is FLAG DAY, and all of our members should display our flag. June 17, 2018 is Father's Day, Happy Father's Day to all our members.

I encourage all our members to attend the National 1013 Annual Convention which will be held on Sunday, September 23 to Tuesday September 25, 2018 at the Villa Roma Resort Hotel in Callicoon N.Y. 12723. The Mega Raffle and the college scholarships will be drawn during the convention. Call 1-800-727-8455 for reservations.

At our May meeting we had two guest speakers, George Wood from Rockland TRIAD and Orangetown Supervisor Chris Day both speakers were very informative.

All our members should make sure they received their 2017 MEDICARE reimbursement which was sent out in April 2018.

Our prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones in the Santa Fe Texas, School Shooting.

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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