First Responders Children’s Foundation’s 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast-2019

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV




A presentation will be made to the family of NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez The First Responders Children’s Foundation Public Service Hero Award will be presented to FDNY Lieutenant Sarinya Srisakul, the first Asian female firefighter in the FDNY.

Dr Abbey with Alfred R.Kahn Founder & Chairman First Responders Children’s Foundation

Over 1,500 guests are expected to attend the 19th annual Breakfast that began in the wake of 9/11 to provide a welcoming holiday community for first responder families who endured tragedy.

The Luis G. Alvarez scholarship will be announced and presented to Detective Alvarez’s widow Alaine Parker Alvarez.

Dr Abbey with Law Enforcement Explorers

Alvarez, who passed away from 9/11-related illnesses, is known for his advocacy on behalf of 9/11 first responders and his lobbying efforts including pleading before the United States Congress to replenish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Dr Abbey with Dermot Shea new incoming NYPD Commissioner

The Foundation will recognize NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill for his support of First Responders Children’s Foundation throughout his years in public service.

The breakfast is expected to mark one of O’Neill’s last official public appearances as NYPD Commissioner prior to his stepping down on November 30, 2019.

Dr Abbey with Jillian Crane President First Responders Children Foundation

The Foundation will present FDNY Lieutenant Sarinya Srisakul, the first Asian female firefighter in the FDNY with The Public Service Hero Award.

The First Responders Children’s Foundation 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast. The Luis G. Alvarez Scholarship will be announced with a presentation to Alaine Parker Alvarez and the Alvarez family.

Dr Abbey with James O’ Neill NYPD Commissioner’s last event as commissioner

The Public Service Hero Award will be presented to FDNY Lieutenant Sarinya Srisakul. Commissioner James O’ Neill will be recognized for his service.

NYPD Commissioner, James O’Neill; FDNY Commissioner, Daniel Nigro; Port Authority of NY & NJ Superintendent of Police, Edward Cetnar; Suffolk County Police Commissioner, Geraldine Hart; Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams;

Dr Abbey with FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro

FDNY Lieutenant, Sarinya Srisakul; Alaine Parker Alvarez and the Alvarez family; Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Keith Hayward; Vice President of Communications for CSX, Bryan Tucker; Representatives from the FealGood Foundation, John Feal, Matt McCauley, and Tom Wilson; Founder and Chairman of First Responders Children’s Foundation, Al Kahn; President of First Responders Children’s Foundation, Jillian Crane; Executive Director of First Responders Children’s Foundation, Scott Perrin; NYPD Police Explorers Honor Guard; The Brooklyn United Marching Band Drum Corps; Tyler Carach, “The Donut Boy”.

Dermot Shea Newly Appointed NYPD Commissioner with NYPD officers

About First Responders  Children’s Foundation: First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring significant financial hardships due to tragic circumstances.

Dr.Abbey Congratulating Ms Srisakul winner of Public Service Hero Award

First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement and firefighting organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.

Each year, an average of 200 first responders die in the line of duty, and thousands more become permanently disabled, rendering them unable to provide for their families.

Star Spangled banner sung by Francis Scott Key

Since 2006, First Responders Children’s Foundation has spent $3 Million to help ensure that the children of first responders receive the resources necessary to help them thrive and become the heroes of tomorrow.

Tyler Carach, The Donut Boy

The Foundation has awarded more than $787,000 through 320 college scholarships and emergency grants to first responder families and departments across 37 states.

Dr.Abbey with Alaine Alvarez Widow of Luis Alvarez

First Responders Children’s Foundation was formed in 2002 as the National Law Enforcement & Firefighter Children’s Foundation. Founder Alfred R. Kahn hosted the first signature event, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast, in November, 2001 shortly after the 9/11 tragedy.

Dr Abbey with John Feal Founder President Fealgood Foundation

His hope was to provide the families of New York’s first responders lost in the line of duty with a positive, supportive, and festive atmosphere as they entered what was certain to be a very difficult holiday season.

James O’ Neill NYPD Commissioner receiving award from Alfred Kahn & Jillian Crane

There continues to be a clear need to help and support the families of first responders across the country with crucial assistance when disaster strikes.

Rev Keith Hayward of Bethel African-Methodist Episcopal Church with family members

The Foundation awards scholarships and grants and works with departments, businesses, and local communities to reach children in need of assistance across the country.

The Motto Says it all

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