Hudson Valley 10-13 Association
PO Box 1013, Pearl River, NY 10965-0283 • 845-735-1013
Serving over 950 police families in the Hudson Valley


President’s Message



Why do vacations go so fast? It is now September and our school children will be returning to school.

The June Barbecue was a success due to the fact that some board members put on their chef hats for the barbecue. The Master Chef Tim Connelly was unable to wear his master chef hat for the day but did attend the barbecue with his wife.

Chip Hayes got emotional when he thanked all the Hudson Valley 1013 members who had sent him get well cards during his recovery.

Many thanks to the wake detail who attended wakes over the past summer months.

I have been informed that our membership is now down to 870 members, three years ago it was 1000 members. I'm asking all our members to try and recruit at least one new member.

If you have not paid your 2018 dues do so ASAP. Look at the address label on your newsletter. It shows your status for 2018 and your membership number.

Our next General Membership meeting is Thursday September 20, 2018 at American Legion Post 1600 Pomona, NY at 7:00PM.

This years National 1013 Convention will be held on Saturday September 23, 2018 to Tuesday September 25, 2018 at Villa Roma Resort Hotel, in Callicoon, NY. Telephone # 800-727-8455.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our September meeting and the National 1013 Convention.

Our Prayers go out to the family of Senator John McCain.

Best Regards,
John Creegan,




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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