What an awesome evening to reunite, make new friendships, and MOSTLY to honor veterans, first responders, and their families. We are grateful that you made the trip and want to thank our gracious hosts, First Responders Children’s Foundation, for their sponsorship and hospitality. Thank you, Bob Okun, for giving us time on stage to honor 1stRCF and Brad Fairman (Iconic Property Advisors) for helping us with travel to NYC. This is the writeup I will post to social media and our website.
First Responders Children’s Foundation Receives Award During 20th Anniversary Gala (Oct 27, 2021)
This organization serves the children and families of First Responders through scholarships, toy express, grants, bereavement assistance, mental health, tributes on National First Responders Day, Anda Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast. On the eve and on the occasion of National First Responders Day (Oct 28, 2021), the Foundation presented Hero Awards to one in each first responder category: police officer, firefighter, paramedic/EMT, nurse, and medical personnel. What an outstanding event, followed by a live concert produced by America Salutes You (Bob Okun and Martin Guigui).
We were honored to present Founder & Chairman Al Kahn, President Jillian Crane, and the Board of Directors of the Foundation with a Peace Pole in recognition of their 20 years of tireless work for children of First Responders across the country.
The Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth. There are 250,000 Peace Poles across the world. This Peace Pole is a gift from Global Walk Inc. (Danny & Jackie Garcia), with May Peace Prevail on Earth International, Peace Bell Foundation (Doug Sturomski), and the United Nations NGO United Religions Initiative (Monica and her husband Dave). We look forward to participating in the planting of the Peace Pole in an area of the choosing of 1stRCF.