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President’s Message

April 2018
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Spring is here! Be patient, warm weather is just around the corner. The Major League Baseball season has begun on 3/29/18 and both NY teams won their opening games. The Mets 9-4 against the Cardinals and the Yanks 6-1 against the Blue Jays. Former Met Rusty Staub, 73, also passed away on this date. His charity has raised tens of millions of dollars for support to families of first responders killed in the line of duty.

I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day and I wish all a happy Easter and Passover.

The law enforcement dinner was attended by board members on 3/29/18 at the Elks in Haverstraw and everyone had a good time.

As previously mentioned, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 is Lobby Day and the bus is now full. The bus will be in the rear lot of the Crown Plaza Hotel, NW of NYS Thruway, exit 14B in Suffern, NY. Boarding time is 9:30 a.m.

Our next General Membership Meeting is April 19, 2018 in Westchester County, 7:30 p.m. at Empire Post VFW #375, 10 Huber Place, Yonkers, NY 10704. Anyone wihing to car pool can meet at the old Pathmark Supermarket in Nanuet at 6:30 p.m.

Hudson Valley 1013 will be doing the mailing of the 1013 National Mega Raffle on April 4, 2018. When members receive their ticket they should mail them back ASAP because there are limited tickets.

I was sorry to miss the March meeting but I understand that John Briganti did a brilliant job.

 

Best Regards,

John Creegan
Presideny

 


 

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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