I must start this message by thanking those who participated in our two events that we had the privilege to partake in. On May 29th over 40 members and their children placed over 1000 flags on the graves of the veterans who have proudly served our great nation. Our job was done by 0630 hours, after which many stayed around enjoying the refreshments provided by the Shields, and the results of our efforts.
It’s no coincidence that many of the same individuals joined us at Mitchel Field, Thurs. June 03 – Sat. June 05 to help by providing security and assistance to the participants and their families during the Empire State Game for the Physically Challenged.
We had a few new workers this year and I know they will be back. To the crew who worked Saturday, your efforts were not made any easier because of the anticipated inclement weather.
On May 1 st, I had the pleasure of representing the Shields at the New York State FOP Police Memorial Service in Hicksville. It’s quite a humbling experience and you should try to attend next year.
Thanks to Phil Seelig, (past president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association), currently partner in the law firm of Seelig and Ungaro, for his informative presentation at our last meeting. Mr. Seelig is a vigorous nd experienced advocate, representing civil servants in over 1000 matters.
Our June speaker will be Philip Teel, Sector Vice President – Airborne Early Warning and Electronic Warfare Systems at Northrop Grumman. He will enlighten us to some of the defensive systems in place and on the drawing board at this time.
Don’t forget our boat ride on Friday, August 13th, Rich Rottkamp and his crew promise a good time for all who attend. The music is great, the food and refreshments are plentiful.
If we don’t see you at the June 24th meeting, have a safe and healthy summer, and don’t forget to wear your vest. Don’t gamble with your life!