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3 Holidays Announcement New Total

November 11, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

The “3 Holidays Announcement”:  “We take this time to remember our Blue Star and Gold Star Military Families and thank them for their sacrifice and generosity.  We want them to know that they are a part of our community.”  I wrote this while at William B. Ward Elementary, it spread to The City School District […]

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Veterans Day 2018

November 11, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Thank you to New Rochelle Veterans and Veterans everywhere. Remember the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. #Armistice Day100   #Veterans Day Your Neighbor, Jake

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Soul River

October 28, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Chad Brown, a U.S. Navy Veteran with PTSD who became homeless, founded Soul River, a nonprofit providing free outdoor adventures.  Veterans find healing through fly-fishing and teach youth about leadership, the environment, and conservation.  Find your purpose and heal. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/soul-river-veterans-find-healing-through-fly-fishing/ Your Neighbor, Jake

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Thank you to Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

October 23, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Thank you to Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy in Harrison, New York for your donation to Stars for Cars and the USO of Metropolitan New York. Your Neighbor, Jake

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Adam’s Monumental Climb!

October 14, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Adam Keys was a U.S. Army paratrooper who lost his legs in Afghanistan.  He endured 100+ surgeries.  Now he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and left his Purple Heart at the summit. He said, “If you have an obstacle in front of you, you can get over it.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pushing-the-limits-wounded-veteran-adam-keys-climbs-mount-kilimanjaro/ Your Neighbor, Jake

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And the winner is…

October 08, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

The winner of the Drinks & Nibbles at the Friars Club in NYC prize is Kyle Nugent.  Thank you to all who donated to the #CenturyRide for Military Families.  We raised over $13,200 for the USO of Metropolitan New York. Your Neighbor, Jake

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Commanding Respect

October 04, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Sarah Zorn is the first woman to lead the corps of cadets at the Citadel. 4 things she said that resonated with me: “Being a servant leader.” “Motivation is a desire not to disappoint…You don’t want to disappoint yourself because you realize what you’re capable of.” “I hope to be a person of service, empathy, […]

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2018 Gold Star Mother’s Day

October 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Today is National #GoldStarMothersDay.  Those who sacrifice their lives for your freedom leave behind mothers, fathers, siblings, and other relatives.  Do something to let these families know that you remember their sacrifice. We must come together to lift up the families of the fallen. Your Neighbor, Jake

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Thoughts about my grand aunt, Sr. Alice Gallin, O.SU., Ph.D:

September 23, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

For 96+ years Aunt Alice led a life of service. She served this Nation as a research analyst in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service, served the world as a member of the Board of Directors of Bread for the World, served her faith as a nun in the Ursuline Order, and served the education community […]

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Volunteerism is a Core Value

September 10, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Volunteerism is a core value of Westchester County.  Please look for me & Teresa Arciola in this video.  Thank you Westchester County, Volunteer New York, Carl Pagano, Teresa Arciola, and New Rochelle. Your Neighbor, Jake

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