The mission of Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc., is to pay tribute to those who protect us daily - fire fighters, law enforcement, emergency responders and our active and veteran military forces, and to raise money for organizations representing th... Read more
The mission of Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc., is to pay tribute to those who protect us daily - fire fighters, law enforcement, emergency responders and our active and veteran military forces, and to raise money for organizations representing these men and women who protect us. We hold an annual community based ceremony honoring these individuals.
Our intentions are simple. To pay tribute to and help those who risk their lives for us daily and provide support to these people and their families through fund raising and ceremony in their honor.
We are a 501(c) non-profit organization organized to pay tribute to and thank those who protect us, our property and our freedom.
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State of New York LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION Commemorating the 8th Annual Operation Patriot festivities, Ontario Beach State Park, Rochester, New York, to be held on September 5-6, 2008
WHEREAS, Organizations and events which serve the interests of the people of the Empire State merit the commendation of this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, Veterans of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peacetime, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved with great respect and reverent esteem to pay tribute to the men and women who so courageously serve and have served in the Armed Forces of the United States; and
WHEREAS, It is also the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor those distinguished police officers, firefighters and citizens who devote themselves to public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing for the care, welfare and safety of the citizens of their communities and this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 8th Annual Operation Patriot festivities; this auspicious event will be held at Ontario Beach State Park in Rochester, New York, on September 5-6, 2008; and
WHEREAS, The Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to what our nation's and state's "Heroes" do to protect Americans; it aspires to show troubled youth alternatives for their future while offering the public a family-friendly festival to enjoy during the important yet tragic anniversary of September 11, 2001, in the nation's history; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc. is to pay tribute to those who protect us daily - firemen, law enforcement, emergency responders and our active and veteran military forces, and to raise money for organizations representing these men and women who protect us; it holds an annual community-based ceremony honoring these individuals; and
WHEREAS, Operation Patriot began on September 23, 2001, just 12 days after the terrorist attacks on the United States; it was organized to say "Thank You" to all who protect Americans, their property, and their freedom; and
WHEREAS, With the visionary leadership of its Board of Directors, Operation Patriot has had seven years of continued success; it is supported by many individuals and organizations, and has raised much needed funds to help firefighters, police officers and military personnel; and
WHEREAS, Among the organizations benefiting from Operation Patriot are the: Salvation Army's New York City Relief Effort, Salvation Army's Homeless Veterans Programs, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors); and
WHEREAS, The 8th Annual Operation Patriot series of events commences on Friday, September 5th with "Cheers to Our Heroes"; on Saturday, September 6 th, the "Let's Roll" Tribute Ride is scheduled in the morning, with the Operation Patriot Ceremony in the afternoon; and
WHEREAS, Operation Patriot festivities will include a ceremony paying tribute to fire fighters, law enforcement and the nation's active and veteran military forces; additional activities include static displays and demonstrations from honorees; live entertainment will also be provided on both September 5th and 6th; and
WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans and veterans organizations, and our dedicated public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to the preservation of order and the protection of others, deserve to be recognized, commended and thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation; they are worthy and due full praise for their commitment and noble endeavors; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organizations and events of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commemorate the 8th Annual Operation Patriot festivities on September 5-6, 2008, at Ontario Beach State Park in Rochester, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Mark J. Rossney President, Operation Patriot Foundation, Rochester, New York. ADOPTED IN SENATE ON May 28, 2008 By order of the Senate Steven M. Boggess, Secretary