Friday, August 1, 2014

911 Foundation 2014 Ride to Remember



Team 8001's Sponsorship Page August 14-18, 2014 - America's 9/11 Ride Remembering - Lt. Keith Fairben, NYP EMT-P! 



Mark your calendars!


Team 8001 – Remembering Keith
We are riding in this year’s 2014 America's 9/11 Ride to honor our brother Lt. Keith Fairben, NYP EMT-P! 

For each member of New York Chapter 43 of the Red Knights, participation in this memorial event has always been a moving experience and supporting the cause is our honor. Not only are we privileged to be saying “Thank You” to our First Responders, we are rising to honor our own hero Lt. Keith G. Fairben.

Keith was on duty as a paramedic for New York Presbyterian Hospital on the morning of 9/11/01 and was one of the very first units to arrive that morning at the scene.  He and his partner Mario Santoro were instrumental in assisting quite a few people escape from the towers that morning and they both lost their lives valiantly working to bring another person to safety.

The riders from New York Chapter 43 of the Red Knights are looking to honor Keith’s memory by raising $15,000 for this year’s event.  We trust and hope that you will consider being as generous as possible in helping our chapter achieve this goal.

All donations are tax deductible as the foundation is a 501(c)3 charity.

Please support us as we ride to remember and honor our fallen brother.

Many of our members have been participating on this event for many years without soliciting donations or asking for sponsorships. This year, we decided to band our resources and raise some funds to honor the Heroes and Victims from the terrible attacks on this great county on 9/11 and to help raise funds for a great organization.

I know you get asked to donate to many worthwhile causes but the America’s 911 Foundation is very special. Every dollar does make a difference, the foundation has no paid staff or board, it is entirely run by volunteers. The last audit shows that more than 90% of funds received are utilized supporting First Responders, their departments and families. Funds from this event go to our college scholarship program for graduating seniors of First Responders (Paid or Volunteer). It also provides equipment to First Responder Departments and funds National Volunteer Emergency Team (NVET) abilities. Please help me assist in this wonderful cause. Donating online is safe, secure and easy. The foundation will send you a receipt for your generosity.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Respectfully,
The Members of New York Chapter 43
Red Knights International MC



There are 2 locations you can go to for information:
A Facebook Page for this which is on our group page
Info at our website and the link to donate. 
Also you can go directly to the America's 911 Foundation website.
Thank YOU!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday Hero

This Post Was Suggested By Mike


WASP

 
 
 
WASP U.S.
Army Air Forces

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1943 they were created when the Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) were merged together. The female pilots of the WASP ended up numbering 1,074, each freeing a male pilot for combat service and duties. They flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. The WASP was granted veteran status in 1977, and given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Some 25,000 women applied to join the WASP, but only 1,830 were accepted and took the oath. Only 1,074 of them passed the training and joined. Thirty-eight died flying in the WASP


You can read more about WASP here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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This Post Was Suggested By SJ


The Forgotten 14Samuel Gerald Dean, Edward Joseph Wolbers, Radamés E. Cáceres, Douglas Laurent Dauphin, Bert Garland Sauls Jr., Kenneth N. Markle, Louis Karp, James Henry Henderson, Douglas Vincent Schmoker, Howard George Sewell, George M. Durrett, Robert H. Watson, Harold Edwin Richards & James Dixon Fore
December 22nd, 1943

U.S. Army Air Corps
Three days before Christmas in 1943, two hours past midnight, 14 men climbed into an airplane and lifted into the dark sky over the slumbering hamlet of West Palm Beach. Their journey lasted but a few moments, and killed every one of them.




You can read more here and here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Gave All: Israel Mourns


From Israel National News:

Killed in Action: The Faces of the Golani Heroes

Seven of 13 combat soldiers who were killed in the close fighting at the Battle of Shejaya have been identified....
7/21/2014


PLEASE go here, and spend time getting to know these Fallen Heroes who gave all in defence of their homeland.. 

 From the IDF FB page:





Over the past 48 hours, these soldiers were killed on the battlefield fighting Hamas terrorists. They fell while protecting the people of Israel. May their memory be a blessing.



I mourn with Israel - and pray for them all..

Friday, July 18, 2014

Red Shirt Friday - Cpl James Arnal

Originally published under "Some Gave All" in 2008......Lest We Forget.

A Canadian soldier was killed late Friday by a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan during a night patrol in Panjwaii district near Kandahar city, military officials say.

Cpl. James Arnal had left a career in information technology to join the military.
Cpl. James Arnal had left a career in information technology to join the military.
(DND)


Cpl. James Hayward Arnal was struck while he and other soldiers were on foot patrol in the area.
Another Canadian soldier was injured in the blast but was said to be in good condition and was expected to return to duty.

Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan lauded Arnal as a fearless fighter who had left a lucrative career in information technology to join the army.

"Clearly, he was a dedicated soldier with a very promising career ahead of him," said Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson, Canada's commander in Afghanistan.

Arnal was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, stationed at Canadian Forces Base Shilo in Manitoba. He was the 88th Canadian soldier to die in the Afghan mission and the second killed in combat since the beginning of June.

He was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan and had expressed interest in returning for a third tour in 2009. (source CBC)
And more here.


Always remember - and honour - our fallen and their families.

Carpe Diem 88.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday Hero

This post was suggested by Steve

Capt. Linda Bray

Capt. Linda Bray53 years old from Clemmons, North Carolina
988th Military Police Company


U.S. Army


Capt. Linda Bray made national headlines when she became the first woman in U.S. history to lead troops into combat during the 1989 invasion of Panama. As a result she was met with a lot of resistance and anger to what she had accomplished because she was a woman.

Bray and 45 soldiers under her command, nearly all of them men, encountered a unit of Panamanian special operations soldiers holed up inside a military barracks and dog kennel. They killed three of the enemy and took one prisoner before the rest were forced to flee.






You can read more about Capt. Bray here

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday Hero

This post was suggested by SJ


Cpl. Tom Jones, Jr.

 
Cpl. Tom Jones, Jr.89 years old from Hogback, New Mexico
3rd Division, Unit 297, Navajo Code Talkers 767 and Navajo Code Talkers 642 Platoons
1925? - May 12, 2014

U.S. Marines
Another Navajo Code Talker has passed away. Tom Jones, Jr. passed away on May 12.
Be warned, reading the article below will make you angry. The conditions these men, these veterans, live in is just unforgivable.







You can read more about Cpl. Jones here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

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