What Patriots Do!

FDNY Fire Riders in Action

Providing Assistance in loading and delivering Christmas Packages to Our Troops!

I had the privilege today to meet a contingent of fine FDNY Fire Riders as they were preparing to set out on a mission in support of our troops. These men had rented a truck and were going to load it with packages for the troops prepared by the Jacob’s Light Foundation. Then they would escort the truck to the local Post Office recently renamed the Jacob Samuel Fletcher Postal Facility in Babylon. The packages would be unloaded and shipped to the troops.

Spc. Jacob Fletcher, 173rd Airborne Brigade, was Killed in Action in Samarah, Iraq, in 2003. In his memory his mother started the Jacob’s Light Foundation to send care packages to soldiers in Iraq who might not receive such support from home.

The Fire Riders have supported the Jacob’s Light Foundation in previous years and will continue to do so.

Pictures of the start of the ride are here.

I was unable to accompany the riders today but was pleased to hear that the operation proceeded smoothly and successfully!

Dan Maloney, New York State Coordinator, Gathering of Eagles


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