Dec, there may not be photo evidence but there are MULTIPLE WITNESSES willing to testify!Thanks Willy D
I do gave to say I can't remember falling asleep and if there's no photo evidence then we'll just have to agree to disagree
Worthy of Note: I Have falling asleep in pubs in Dublin "Allegedly" "Might have happened" "could have happened" "who knows"
We had learned from this site member Phil Dancy "Lebby” that when Frank Meade, aka "manhattan" (RIP) had learned that an American Flag was destroyed that was on the back of one of FDNY/EMS ambulances, Frank purchased another flag to replace that one damaged.
We had learned that from "Lebby" and as I understand it, he put that American Flag on the back of the ambulance, aka "bus", that he uses on his EMS tours providing life saving services to the people and visitors of NYC.
Recently, that ambulance was taken out of service during "Lebby’s" days off, apparently to be replaced by a new unit. In addition to that, the American flag that Frank Meade (RIP) had purchased also went along with that ambulance.
Today (Saturday 1/9), "Lebby" plans to make a trip to the EMS Shops to try and locate that flag. I sure appreciate the fact that Phillip is willing to do this. For many of us, this is a very Special American Flag and I sure hope that he is able to locate it and attach it to the back of the FDNY/EMS unit he operates.
Yesterday, one of our members called me and the discussion led to Frank Meade "manhattan". I could NOT say enough about Frank. He was such a GREAT Individual and did so much for others. His appreciation to the members of the NYPD, FDNY, FDNY/EMS, and U.S. Military Veterans was "second to none".
He was a very educated man but never boasted about his own accomplishments.
Although I only met Frank three or four times in person, I am truly "HONORED" that I DID get that privilege. What a Gentleman and Great Guy he was.
Now my wish is that "Lebby” is able to recover that American Flag that has special meaning to many of us here.
If there's anyone here who might be able to help in the recovery of that flag, please do your best to accomplish that for the members of this site and in memory of our good friend who we lost in November (2020), Frank Meade, aka "manhattan".
Phillip "Lebby”, Thank you for this effort on your part and PLEASE let ALL of us here know if you are able to successfully recover that American Flag.
On January 9, 2021 we had learned that through the efforts of Phillip Dancey, aka "Lebby", he had recovered that American Flag.
Now once again through the efforts of member "Lebby", an EMT with the FDNY/EMS, that American Flag has found a home to be displayed in HONOR of Frank Meade, aka "manhattan", who passed away on November 1, 2020. Frank had purchased that flag after he learned another American Flag was destroyed while being displayed on the back of an FDNY/EMS ambulance.
Today (2/10/2021) I learned after a discussion between "Lebby" and the Captain of EMS Station 7, where Frank lived nearby, it has been agreed to incorporate that flag as part of their new updated memorial inside that station's main entrance. It is yet to be built but once finished, Phillip "Lebby" plans to provide us with some pictures.
Phillip, we THANK YOU for this effort and the huge undertaking on YOUR part in the memory of the late Frank Meade, aka "manhattan". Frank Meade was such a Great and Unselfish individual and ALWAYS remembering to HONOR our military veterans, members of the NYPD, FDNY and FDNY/EMS.
Phillip, "Lebby", I'm sure I speak for many members of this site when I say that "we respect you for the job you do and certainly this undertaking to recover this American Flag". As well as find the right place to have it displayed. I also know that Frank would certainly feel the same. He had the highest respect for people like you.
Of course our thanks to the Captain of FDNY/EMS Station 7 who will include this flag at the inside entrance memorial to be built at EMS Station 7. Station 7 is within the response area of where Frank lived on West 23rd St, Manhattan.