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President’s Message

NOVEMBER 2018
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Fall is here and hopefully it will be a warmer winter than last year.

The World Series is now over and the Boston Red Sox are World Champions.

I want to thank all the Hudson Valley 1013 members and all the others who attended the Brinks Memorial Service held on Saturday October 20, 2018 in Nyack, N.Y. It's hard to believe that this terrorist act happened thirty seven years ago. We all remember where we were on that day when these killings occurred. We will never forget Sgt. Edward J. O'Grady Jr., Police Officer Waverly "Chipper" Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige. The ceremony was very moving and the guest speaker Retired Lt. JTTF Kevin Hallinan was excellent.

The October meeting was held in Mahopac, N.Y., Putnam County and was well attended. It was nice to see Hudson Valley 1013 members who are unable to make our monthly Pomona meetings.

Our next meeting will be held in Monroe, Orange County on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM at AL Post 488.

Members who wish to carpool may meet at McDonalds/Vacant Pathmark on Route 59 in Nanuet at 5:30 PM on 11/21/18.

I would like to remind our members that Sunday, November 11, 2018 is Veteran's Day and we all should display our flags to honor our servicemen and women.

Thanksgiving Day is November 22, 2018 our Board of Officers and I wish all our members a "Happy Thanksgiving". Election Day is Tuesday November 6, 2018 and I urge all members to get out and vote. Members should have received their IRMMA reimbursement on 10/12/18 for calendar year 2017. Any questions you can call me.

Our prayers go out to the families of the eleven victims who were killed and eight people injured (including four police officers) on Saturday October 27, 2018 at a Synagogue in Squirrel Hill Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

Our prayers also go out to the families of the two victims killed in a Deli shooting in Jefferson Kentucky, on Wednesday October 24, 2018.

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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