Hudson Valley 10-13 Association
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Serving over 950 police families in the Hudson Valley


President’s Message

November 2017

Participation and involvement are the keys to success.

Autumn is once again upon us, with the change of seasons, its colors are on parade, as beautiful as ever. The World Series is in full swing without any of the New York Teams in it. Better luck next year. I will no longer watch football where some of the players have turned it into a political issue.

At the Executive Board Meeting on Thursday October 26, 2017, the New Board Members were nominated for the upcoming two years, 2018 and 2019. For President John Creegan, for Vice President John A. Briganti, Corresponding Secretary Carl J. DeNonno, for 1st Sergeant At Arms Artie J. Marra, for Treasurer Michael Sweeny, for Recording Secretary Francis K. O'Reilly, and 2nd Sergeant At Arms, William Carton. A vote was taken and the New Board was unanimously voted in. Good Luck to the incoming Executive Boards Members.

William Kearney was nominated to replace Denis Herlihy (DECEASED) and was unanimously voted as Trustee Rockland. Bart Foley was nominated for Assistant Chaplin and was elected. Good Luck.

Con Con is still our number one priority in the upcoming election. On Tuesday November 7th 2017, the Executive recommends that our members vote, NO, on proposal 1. After reviewing the other proposals we suggest that all proposals be voted down. Artie Marra e mailed a sample ballot for your examination. In order to vote for the proposals you must turn over the ballot on to the reverse side where the proposals are listed. Proposal 1 Con Con, if passed, will have a severe impact on your quality of life.

There will be no News Letter for December 2017.

Good Luck Ed Day. Good Luck Chris Day.

Bart Foley,



Standing for the National Anthem is not an option:

(The following was written by Al Chestone, in response to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the National Anthem. )

How fortunate you are to play football in the NFL, Before rowdy or dedicated fans who boo and yell. The field and boundaries are all lined in white. In the center of the field a choir can be seen in the bright light.

Proud Americans stand as the National Anthem is about to be sung, As a reminder of our freedom and how it was won. The fighting soldiers were male and female, Black, Latino, Asian and White. Many of whom lost their lives, an arm, a leg and even their precious sight.

Battlefields were not manicured but rather bloodied with dirty old rags. They crawled in mud and filth to capture a mountain and plant a flag. Their game of war unlike football was hell on earth, never to be forgotten, Be it in Europe, Pacific, Viet Nam, Korea, The Desert, Iraq or Afghanistan.

Champions in sports are celebrated with parades, showered with confetti. Some soldiers of war have been showered with Agent Orange and so deadly. Let's turn back to Mr. K and his cowardly act of disrespect toward our Flag. Ask that he face the mothers and fathers who are left with only dog tags.

Ask Mr. K to face some Black, Latino, Asian, and White wounded warriors, And mention his refusal to stand at the playing of the National Anthem. Ask Mr. K to face the group of female soldiers who have lost arms and legs And state why he refuses to stand at the playing of the National Anthem.

These warriors have enabled us to look for all the tomorrows and sunsets to follow, For they have made this land so sacred, so hallow. They are like candles that will forever shine, For they have brightened up another place, more perfect, more precious, more divine.

So Mr. K, why not be a true role model and helper of the poor and address what you consider to be wrong-doings towards minorities, rather than act as a rabble-rouser And encourage disrespect of our Flag and our National Anthem.

About the Author: Al Chestone, a true patriot, was an accomplished individual. He was active in his community, wrote several books, fought in the Second World War, and worked as an agent for the FBI. Unfortunately, Mr. Chestone (at the young age of 94) passed away soon after he penned the above. May he rest in peace!

Richard Molloy



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