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

December 2017

Participation and involvement are the keys to success. December is here, which brings with it good tidings and cheer. The hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is exhausting but when we see the happy faces of the children it makes all the work worthwhile.

Christ is the reason for the season and it's ok to say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. Hanukkah begins on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at Sunset and ends on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at Sunset. Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends.

Please keep all of our Armed Forces, here and abroad, in your prayers. Remember those less fortunate and be generous.

On behalf of the members of the Hudson Valley 10-13 we wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

On Sunday December 7, 1941," a day that will live in infamy," Pearl Harbor was attacked by elements of the Japanese Navy. May we never forget the sacrifices of our Armed Forces.

The Installation Dinner will be on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 7: 00 PM, at the Haverstraw Elks 877. Alternate date is Friday January 12, 2018.

The next General Membership meeting will be on Thursday March 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM, at Kearsing Edwards A. L. Post 1600, Pomona, NY.

Dues are coming due for 2018.

The visit to the Jersey Shore 10-13 was enjoyable.

God Bless America and make her great again.

Bart Foley,



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



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