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~Join us for the 13th Annual Tribute Walk
in Honor of Father Mychal F. Judge~
(on September 7th, 2014)
THE 9-11-01 FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE
WALK OF REMEMBRANCE


After the Praying of the Rosary (9:10am),

and a Catholic Mass (9:30am), we will begin

the Non Denominational Walk at 10:30am;

Honoring the memories of

343 FDNY, 37 PAPD, 23 NYPD,

3 NYS Court Officers,

1 NYS Trooper

2 FBI, 1 Secret Service,

125 dedicated personnel at the Pentagon,

40 brave souls at Shanksville,

 2, 330 defenseless civilians at the WTC

And those who continue to die

In this Our 13th Annual Tribute Walk

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 2014

We begin at St. Francis of Assisi Church

135 West 31st St. (between 6th & 7th Ave’s, near Penn Station)

And end at St. Peter’s Church with a brief ceremony.

For any questions and further information
Contact:
Bill Schillinger (917) 902-6689
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WOUNDED WARRIORS WEEKEND
FROM THE FREEDOM TOWER TO THE BIG GAME
2 DAYS OF FUN, NOSTALGIA AND HONOR
Oh Yes we have heard all the hype of the bench clearing brawl at the FDNY/NYPD Hockey Game on Sunday April 6th at the Nassau Coliseum.
But before, during and after there was much more hype hanging out with America's Bravest.
Four Wounded Veterans joined us for a weekend in New York and Long Island and enjoyed themselves immensely. US Army Capt. Mark Little and
Staff Sgt. Mike Cain remarked during the donneybrook, if they need extra players they could fill in. Both soldiers are members of the Warrior Ice Hockey Team. Oh yeah they are both double amputees, but not a problem they both can skate
with grace and check as hard as anybody out there.
USMC Sgt. BJ Ganem, a left leg amputee and a member of the Warriors Arena Football Team also volunteered. Luckily not one player was ejected due to fighting and the game went on with the Cops winning 8-5. Of course the score didn't matter when it was reported on all of the major networks later on
they only showed the brawl and omitted the score.
US Army Sgt. Garrett Anderson, a right arm amputee
and Wife, Sam enjoyed the game from the comfort
of front row seats. Garrett was here 4 years ago for an FDNY win and enjoyed drinking out of the FDNY Trophy, but it was not to be today.
Joining BJ was his daughter, Mackenzie who also enjoyed the game as well as sites in NYC.
The day before we all went to the Freedom Tower after a tour of the 9-11 Memorial Plaza.
Many Thanks to the Port Authority PD for arranging the visit. All of the Vets were thankful for getting to go up in the tower and they all got to sign the wall on the 80th floor, it was a very emotional scene.
Also, thanks to Frank Teale of Ladder 11 for transporting all of us around Manhattan on Saturday. We met Frank at the hockey game on Sunday along with many other NYC Firefighters at all the tailgate parties.
The FDNY Hockey Team was again most gracious in treating the Vets to a free day of Hockey beginning with a breakfast prior to the game.
We all met at an after party at Champions and many of those present got to drink from Mark Little's leg.
It was a fun weekend.
Now for the Stars of this weekend,
well the Vets take top billing,
Mark, Mike, Garrett and BJ got to hear thunderous applause when they walked onto the ice in a pre-game ceremony. Next up:
Theresa Sareo sang to them and a crowd of
10,000 plus, Our National Anthem.
She sings with such great inspiration and emotion.
It got the crowd "UP" for the game.
Theresa received the most accolades following the contest both at the game and the
post game parties.
Now someone who works behind the scenes also deserves a Star of the Game is none other than our Photographer, "Xio" pronounced
"Zee-O". She put it all together in a link to
You Tube which you can click on below.
Thanks to all of you for coming and next year,
which will be our last year, well everyone is invited back. It will be dubbed Alumni Weekend going back to 2005 when it was started.
So here is the link to an emotional Video
of our weekend, enjoy!
Wounded Warrior Weekend

Capt Mark Little has started a new organization
entitled "Warrior 360"
Click on the link above to go to it.
We hope you can help him in his new endeavor.
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             "WE CELEBRATE

               PADDY BROWN"

The Benefit

TO HELP OUR U.S. VETS ADAPT TO THE FIRE SERVICE THROUGH A SPECIAL

PROGRAM IN HONOR OF PADDY BROWN
was a great success!
All that attended had a great time!
Many Thanks to Larry Monachelli and his Staff at Rigby's for another great time.

LeadershipUnderFire.com / The Paddy Brown Program*
(click for link thereto)

*THE PADDY BROWN PROGRAM

The Paddy Brown Program - Overview
Situation:  The chronic economic recession in the United States coupled with a military drawdown leaves many of our post-9/11 veterans extremely challenged to find adequate and fulfilling employment in what will soon be a post "War on Terror" period. This dynamic is contrary to the favorable opportunities that the veterans of World War II, the Korean War and event Vietnam enjoyed. Many of the young men and women who selflessly served our nation post-9/11 would greatly benefit from the opportunity to join and excel in the fire rescue service. The fire service affords our post-9/11 military veterans with a natural transition from the military to a similar response oriented profession deeply rooted in the virtues of service and sacrifice. The recession induced staffing cutbacks to metropolitan fire departments have made the entry process for a historically coveted occupation even more competitive. Our nation's post-9/11 veterans, the U.S. fire service and our American communities would benefit greatly from a strategic campaign that offers veterans increased access to employment opportunities in the fire and rescue service. Currently no such campaign or holistic program exists.

 

"Harper's Ferry"
performed Live and they were Grand!
(they are a splinter band of the Sporting Paddies)

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www.LeadershipUnderFire.com
Their mission:
To Honor the shared bond between the Fire Service and
our Nation's Military by affording Post 9-11 Veterans increased access
to employment opportunities in the professional Fire and Rescue Service.
(The Project Honors the Iconic Legacy of FDNY Captain Paddy Brown
who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9-11-01.
Paddy's transition from the battlefield as a US Marine in Vietnam
to the Professional Fire Service fostered
a lifelong commitment to Public Service.)
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