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President’s Message

APRIL 2019
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Spring has arrived, our weather will keep getting warmer. Welcome back to all our snowbirds who have returned to the New York area.

The Major League Baseball season opening day for both NY teams was on March 28, 2019. Both teams won, Mets 2-0 over the Nationals and the Yankees 7-2 over the Orioles.

I hope everyone had a good St. Patrick's Day. It was nice to see everyone who attended the Bronx Detective Luncheon on March 12, 2019 at the AOH in Pearl River.
Tuesday April 9, 2019 is Lobby Day. Many of our members have signed up to go to Albany. The bus to Albany will meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern NY. This is off the Airmont exit, 14B, of the NYS Thruway. Members should meet the bus between 9:00 - 9:30 am in the rear of the parking lot.

Our next General Membership meeting is April 18, 2019 in Westchester County at the Huber Veterans Foreign Wars Post in Yonkers NY. Members who wish to carpool can meet at McDonald's (the old Pathmark) in Nanuet at 5:30pm on April 18, 2019.
Retired inspector Walter Signorelli was our guest speaker at the March meeting. He did a nice job summarizing his new book, THE GREAT REPUBLICS ROME AND AMERICA.

Hudson Valley 1013 will be doing the National 1013 MEGA RAFFLE mailing on April 1, 2019.

There will be a fundraiser for Detective Al McMahon's family on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Detective McMahon was a member of the RCSD who died from a heart attack. The event will be held at Krucker's in Pomona NY from 12:00 - 6:00 pm, the price is $50.00.

Our prayers go out to the families who lost their loved ones in the New Zealand mass shooting on March 15, 2019.

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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