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Operation Turley Drop 2016 – Frozen Turkey Collection for local Veterans.

Oct 10, 16 Operation Turley Drop 2016 – Frozen Turkey Collection for local Veterans.

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It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing and the Holidays are around the corner. Thanksgiving is next month. As many of us are blessed to know we’ll be in our Home with our Families with a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner but many local Veterans are just struggling to maintain a roof over their head. They shouldn’t have to worry about what will or won’t be on the dinner table.   We will be starting our Annual Turkey Drive this month and be collecting right up until Thanksgiving. Last year we collected and distributed over 350 turkeys to local Veterans, not only the bird but also in some cases up to 30 pounds of food with it. In 2014 we collected and distributed over 120 turkeys each with up to 60 pounds of food. Boots on the Ground NY works with many Veterans and their families throughout the year and we know their situations. We also get many calls for assistance and we like to tell them not to worry about the Holidays, we’ll be there for you & the community will be there for you. We maintain freezers and refrigerators on site at the VAC and are ready to start collecting Turkeys at our October 15th food drive collection. We will also be collecting on pretty much most Saturday’s till Thanksgiving and also on some select evenings, but can also meet by notification at what’s convenient for you as some of our members do work in the area.   No Veteran should ever worry about meals and the Holidays, please Support Our Veterans and join us in “Leaving No Veteran Behind”   Guaranteed collection dates and times (more will be added so check our Facebook page)   Saturday October 15th, 1000-1500 hours Saturday October 29th, 1100-1400 hours Wednesday November 2nd, 1800-2100 hours Saturday November 5th, 1000-1500 hours Tuesday November 8th, 1800-1930 hours Saturday November 12th, 1200-1500 hours Tuesday November 15th, 1800-1930 hours Wednesday November 16th, 1800-2100 hours Saturday November 19th,...

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Tuesday night – the VAC – Where Veterans Come Together

Oct 10, 16 Tuesday night – the VAC – Where Veterans Come Together

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“Where Veterans Come Together”   On Tuesday October 11th, we will be going bowling, meet up at the VAC at 1900 hrs, we will be leaving shortly after that. All Veterans invited, BOTGNY will be covering cost of games, shoes and food at the ally. Facebook event page:   Tuesday night October 18th, Movie night at the VAC, were going to choose between, Dirty Dozen, Kelly’s Hero’s, Midway or The Longest Day. Facebook event page:   Tuesday October 25th, we will be heading out to Long Island Adventure Park, to play in the trees and do some zip lining. Please email us if you wish to attend (as we do have a limit on participation) . We will be meeting at the park around 1800 hrs and will have run of the park till 2200. Further info will be emailed to you. We have worked out a group rate deal and all expenses will be covered by BOTGNY. Facebook event page:     Tuesday November 1st and 8th – we will be at the VAC these two Tuesdays working on whatever mission we need to accomplish. On the 8th we will most likely be watching to outcome of the Election Votes Make sure to Vote on Tuesday November 8th.     We will be having our Turkey Drive again this year, if you’re a Veteran who would like a Frozen Turkey along with a package of groceries, please email us at or leave a message at 631-615-2200 and we’ll get you on the list. The Turkeys will be delivered starting in middle of November, last year we delivered over 300.   Interested in Security Guard Work? Would you like to start a career or part time employment as a Security Guard? Boots on the Ground NY has formed a partnership with Neary Confidential Investigative Service Security Training Academy (A Veteran owned and operated business) located at 38 Oak Street, Suite 4, Patchogue, NY 11772 Boots on the Ground NY...

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Sponsors needed to send WW2 Veterans to WW2 National Museum

Oct 04, 16 Sponsors needed to send WW2 Veterans to WW2 National Museum

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  We are accepting & need donations to take 15 WW2 Veterans to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans this December FACT: There were 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces during WW2. There were 291,557 battle deaths, 113,842 other deaths in service (non-theater), and 670,846 non-mortal woundings. According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs 697,806 American veterans from the war are still alive as of 2016. FACT: 430 WW2 Veterans die every day (2016 average) FACT: It took 59 years to dedicate a Memorial in Washington to our Greatest Generation   Please help us give the Men and Women of our Greatest Generation the thank you they deserve before it’s too late! Your donation covers the cost of Hotel, Meals and all the expenses along the way. Jet Blue is covering the Air fare. YOUR SUPPORT WILL KEEP THESE TRIPS COMPLETELY FREE FOR THE WW2 VETERANS   Our goal is to make sure Veterans are recognized, admired and thanked for their service. Veterans never forget this gratitude and adoration. And “The Greatest Generation” deserves nothing less. To Sponsor:   click the following. Help send World War 2 Veterans to visit the National WW2 Museum this December Please visit our website at Or you can mail a check payable to BOTGNY to PO BOX 675 Bellport NY 11713 Donations are tax deductible   Please give what you can as a small token of appreciation to Our Greatest Generation for the Freedoms that they afforded us.   For more information, please contact Frank Bania    631-294-5248 Roger Kilfoil      631-766-3296   “The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. The museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II. Founded in 2000, it was later designated by the U.S. Congress as America’s official National World War II...

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WELCOME HOME HONOR FLIGHT & WW2 Motorcycle escort info. Sunday Sept 25th.

Sep 16, 16 WELCOME HOME HONOR FLIGHT & WW2 Motorcycle escort info. Sunday Sept 25th.

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The Next Honor Flight WELCOME HOME & Motorcycle Escorts will be Sunday September 25th   The WW2 Heroes will be returning from there Honor Flight to the DC Memorials on Sunday evening and we are inviting EVERYONE to join us in giving these Heroes the Welcome Home they deserve Long Island style. So pack up the family, tell the neighbors, the local Scouts and ball teams, get caught talking about it at church, let everyone know. Bring flags, signs and patriotic apparel, let’s do this BIG.   We will form lines for the American Heroes to walk through as we applaud, and shout Welcome Home, letting them know how much appreciation we have for the Freedoms they fought for 70 years ago.   Sunday September 25th -Meet up in the Main Terminal by 2000 hrs. (8:00pm) just look for the crowd. The plane lands at 2025hrs. (8:25 pm)   Facebook event page for Welcome Home: Every flight we manage to get the word out a bit more thanks to all of you, so let’s make this Welcome Home bigger and better!!   There will be motorcycle escorts that morning to escort Five of the Heroes to the airport that morning. And if you ride, your invited.     Attention Motorcycle Riders & Honor Flight Supporters. On Sunday Sept 25th there will be multiple motorcycle escort rides to escort World War 2 Veteran Hero’s to the Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. This has been going on for many years twice a year when there is an Honor Flight scheduled. We have been at three escorts each flight for the past few years, but there is a need to increase the stages. I struggle sometimes with which Veterans to choose for the escorts, as there are 50 on a flight, so now I will be choosing Veterans that don’t have family or even rides to the Airport (and rides home). Right now we have 5 Veterans that are in that category. 2 in Nassau...

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“Let’s Roll” – Road trip to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA

Sep 16, 16 “Let’s Roll” – Road trip to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA

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“Let’s Roll” – Road trip to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA Everyone is Welcome to join us whether on motorcycle or driving. It’s beautiful Ride to a amazing & beautiful Memorial and a nice family trip outing as well. The Flight 93 Visitor center is open to the public and really explains in detail what happened on 9/11/01 This is an overnight trip and we will be returning to Long Island on the eve of Sunday the 2nd. Also be an easy ride for all levels of riders. On Saturday 10/1 we will be departing the VAC (located at 2184 Pond Road Ronkonkoma) at 0900hrs We will be passing through Staten Island at 1030 hrs (Sunoco gas station located at 700 South Ave, Staten Island) to pick up anyone joining us from that area.         This ride is about 400 miles each way; we will stop for fuel/restrooms every 100 miles or so. It will be a beautiful ride through the old phil pike, the Gettysburg area, then continue on 30 West to Shanksville PA (lunch will be in Gettysburg, dinner in Somerset). Sunday will be spent at the Memorial, we will also visit the little white chapel, and the steel memorial at the Shanksville FD.   To make a Hotel Reservation at a special rate for our trip: Call the Comfort in at 814-445-9611 and let them know you are there for the night of 10/1 with Boots on the Ground NY, and your room rate will be $85 for that night.  Facebook event page please click (for updates): Please let me know if you’re coming so we have an idea of how many will be with us. Please also feel free to join us along any point if the traveling.   NEVER FORGET!   Contact me for more info if you need it Frank Bania 631-294-5248     Share this:TweetEmailMoreLike this:Like...

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