|Today was Flag Day 2020...i had my small Flag on a plastic mast attached to the rear window of my truck.....i went from North Queens to the far end of Staten Island & back .....we did not see ONE other vehicle displaying an American Flag on a vehicle (other than an E&T on the Belt on a Run) ?|
"Lebby", Philip D, after reading what happened to this American Flag, one member of this site contacted me to say that he has an American Flag that he would like to donate to replace the flag on the back of your rig that was destroyed.Lebby i do not know if it was from your Unit but on Flag Day i saw a post on another site of 2 brass rings that were all that was left of an American Flag cut off the rear of an FDNY EMS Rig.........i do not know how to repost it here ...disgusting.
THANK YOU Chief for posting this video of "Cop Saves American Flag". A FLAG that people like you and thousands of others like you fought for. Thousands suffered for and some died for.POST FLAG DAY....THANK YOU TO THE AMERICANS WHO STOOD UP TO THESE SCUMBAGS...... 5 Minute video.....
I'm touched by the members of this sites dedication and sense of duty. I'll be responding to that very generous email shortly."Lebby", Philip D, after reading what happened to this American Flag, one member of this site contacted me to say that he has an American Flag that he would like to donate to replace the flag on the back of your rig that was destroyed.
That member we know as "manhattan", aka Frank M.
Of course we know that Frank has organized the Veterans Day Ceremony in lower Manhattan every year. Frank also has been heavily involved in the annual Father Judge Walk.
In addition to this, Frank has also mentioned to me that he has started a fund raising campaign to raise about $3,000 to buy meals ( for about 180 people) for all the tours of his local police precinct. He wanted to know if it's okay to post that on this site. He is NOT collecting the money himself but would like to have those donations sent to the local restaurant.
I would also add that Frank would also like to do the same for the members of his neighborhood firehouse as well as local EMS station.
Well Frank, as it stands you got the okay from me. I will also forward your email that you sent me to "lebby" regarding the American Flag donation. As well your request on the donations to buy those 180 meals in appreciation for what those local NYPD members do. I will forward your email to our site administrators, John and Tommy Bendick, and moderator "mack", aka Joe Materia.
Frank, you have done so much for others. I know that both the NYPD and the FDNY have a very high amount of respect for you. That is also true for the Military Veterans who know you.
I am HONORED to consider you a friend. This site is viewed by firefighters and buffs from across the world. Including many members of the military as well as police departments.
We have young individuals like "lebby" who responded during the darkest days of the COVID 19 pandemic doing their best to save lives throughout NYC. People like "lebby" continue to do that every minute of the day throughout our country.
The NYPD has been there for me. During my buffing days in some of NYCs toughest streets. They've been there for me in my visits to friends in NYC. I too appreciate the job they do.
For me, "I've said this before", "I am HONORED to be a part of this website", and to have many friends, which is made up of heroes, frontline workers, and good people right across the board.
So I'll forward that email from Frank "manhattan" ASAP.