January 31, 2013
This decal shows the future USS Arlington, which will be commissioned in 2013.
The USS Arlington Commissioning Committee will host a fundraiser for the future USS Arlington at the Army Navy Country Club on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:30pm.
A contribution of at least $250.00 will admit two people.The committee has joined with Navy League of Hampton Roads to raise $500,000 for the USS Arlington, which is slated to be commissioned in April 2013 in Norfolk, Virginia.
The funds raised at the dinner will create the commissioning ceremony, assist the ship’s crew and build the special tribute room aboard the ship that will honour those victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks killed on Flight 77 and in the Pentagon.
To RSVP, please call Frank O’Leary at 703-228-3255 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Contributions to the USS Arlington Fund can be sent to USS Arlington Fund, 3607 North Nelson Street, Arlington, VA 22207, and online contributions can be made at www.ussarlingtonlpd24.org.
Army Navy Country Club
1700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
January 28, 2013 – January 31, 2013
The future USS Somerset’s commander, Cole Hayes, has requested Somerset County road signs to be made for and sent to the ship, where they will be used to identify various hallways and areas onboard.
Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk asked each township and municipality in the county to purchase one road sign. The county will order the signs through U.S. Municipal Supply to get a volume discount, which will cost $30.25 per sign. Each municipality and township may choose either their own name or that of a popular roadway. Indian Lake has chosen Indian Lake Drive. Garrett picked the Garrett Shortcut. Windber picked both Windber and Ramblers Road.
Selections need to be made by January 31, 2013. To contact Commissioner Vatavuk, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 26, 2013
The Wreaths across America wreath clean-up at Arlington National Cemetery will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013. There is no alternative rain/snow date.
No formal sign-up or registration is required. There will be a short Volunteer Briefing at the Memorial Amphitheater at 8:45am with wreath clean-up starting at approximately 9:00am.
The Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center Parking Lot will open at 7:00am and will have free parking until 1:00pm. Please use the Metro if possible. Pedestrian gates will open at 8:00am.
This is a family oriented event and families of all ages are encouraged to participate. Volunteers are asked to pick up ONLY those WAA wreaths placed in December leaving any other wreaths or decorations alone. Volunteers are asked to stay until at least 12:00pm, longer if possible, to help with any extra wreath disposal needed.
It can be helpful if you bring a stick, pole, rope, rake or something similar to carry multiple wreaths per dumpster trip. Please dress for the weather and wear gloves and water-proof footwear.
Remember cleaning the wreaths is as important as placing them.
January 19, 2013
The 8th annual benefit to honour Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1:00pm–8:00pm at Mulcahy’s Pub in Wantagh.
There will be food, drink specials, live music from the Nerds, giveaways and raffles, all to benefit the James McNaughton Foundation and help wounded warriors and those devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Admission is $20.00.
James “Jimmy” McNaughton, 27, was the first NYPD officer to give his life for his country while serving as a soldier in Iraq. He was shot by a sniper on August 2, 2005.
For more details about the event, please call Vinny at 631-745-3813 or click here.
Mulcahy’s Pub & Music Hall
3232 Railroad Avenue (next to the LIRR station)
Wantagh, NY 11793
November 12, 2012
Help the FF Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation”s Building for America’s Bravest build “smart” homes for triple and quadruple amputees from the war. On Monday, November 12, 2012, Golf ”Fore” America’s Bravest will host four simultaneous golf tournaments, each with an 11:00am cannon start.
You can golf at 4 different courses – Latourette, RCCC and Silver Lake Golf Club on Staten Island, and Dyker Beach Golf Club in Brooklyn. Golf at RCCC will be decided by lottery. Dinner will be held after golf at Nicotra’s Ballroom on Staten Island. Free buses will take golfers in Brooklyn to the dinner.
The fee for golf and dinner is $175.00. The fee for dinner only is $75.00. Sponsorships are available.
Please visit the website or call Terri at 718-987-1931 for all the details.
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY
November 3, 2012
The Building for America’s Bravest Program is hosting a Lt. Dan Band Concert to build “smart” homes for Corporal Todd Love, USMC, and SFC Michael Schlitz, US Army, will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Corporal Love lost both legs and his arm in Afghanistan on October 25, 2010. Read more about him here.
SFC Michael Schlitz of the US Army was burned over 85% of his body, lost his right hand and several fingers on his left hand, has some vision loss and has limited range of motion. He was injured near Baghdad in 2007. For more of his story, please click here.
The Building for America’s Bravest Program is a partnership between the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Your help is needed to build these two brave Georgia veterans “smart homes”.
To buy tickets, please click here.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
2200 Encore Parkway