The Bronx Community Board 7 Veterans and Senior Services Committee is hosting its First Annual Veterans Breakfast and Soaring Eagle Awards Ceremony at Lehman College -Music Building on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 9am-12pm.
This is an opportunity not only for all to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet together, but to shed light on the prominent issues facing veterans, their families and dependents. In response, to the latest and most comprehensive report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2016), “22 military veterans on average die by suicide every day”.
The award ceremony, the first of its kind, where local government officials recognize, amplify, and honor those who have served our country and as well as those who continue to make extraordinary contributions to their communities by presenting them with “The Soaring Heights Eagle Awards”.
After which the Soaring Eagle Recipients will then Honor, Celebrate and Recognize their Spouses, families and dependents, and loved ones those who have also made enormous sacrifices, journeyed the distance, and have weathered the storms by presenting them with “The Wind Beneath My Wings Award”. ALL Veterans in attendance will be honored and expected to receive individualCitations.
**For those who will attend please enter through Gate 8 located on Bedford and Paul Avenue!
|Award Presenters||Soaring Heights Eagle Award Recipients||Wind Beneath My Wings Award Recipients|
|Veterans and Community Members Honor||Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr|
|NY Assembly Member Pichardo||US Veteran (Retired) General Commissioner Loree Sutton, MD Sgt. Perdroso (Posthumously)||Laura Leitch, Spouse Linda Perdroso, Daughter|
|NY Council Member Cabrera||US Veteran Stanley Scriven|
|NY Assembly Member Andy Cohen||Devyn Wray-Scriven, Daughter|
|NY Assembly Member Marcos Crespo||US Veteran Johnnie H. Williams, Jr.||Ana & Christina Williams, Family|
|NY Assembly Member Gjonaj||US Veteran Robert Eppich, Jr.||Robert Eppich, Sr., Dad|
|Bronx Veteran Court Mentors||US Veteran Ayanna Ahmand||Dr. Stephannie L. Addo-Zuniga, Mentor|
|NYS Senator Jamaal Bailey||US Veteran Anthony Rivieccio||Sheila Sanchez, Friend|
|NY Council Member Ritchie Torres||Shawn C. Kingston, Veterans Outreach, James A. Peters VA Hosp.||Selina Kingston, Mom|
|Centers for Healthy Living||US Veteran Tiffany N. Barker||LaTanga Blair, Mentor|
|MedEquip Supply Corp.||US Veteran Steve Avallone||US Veteran Hiawatha James Watts, Friend|
|St. Mary’s Hospital||US Veteran Joseph Bello||Vicki Bello, Wife|
|NY Assembly Member Jose Rivera||US Veteran Latisha Russaw||Ines Adan, Mentor|
|Sacred Fellowship Ministries||US Veteran Irwin Queen||Dannette Queen|
|Bronx Independent Living||US Veteran Michael Alford, Sr||Cheryl Alford, Sister|
|Nat’l Puerto Rican Women||US Veteran Marco Bongioanni, MSE||US Veteran Orlando Pellot|
|Assembly Member Benedetto||US Veteran Joseph Binder||None|
|Water2Kids||US Veteran Jeffery Hunter||None|
|Bronx Community Board 7||US Veteran Johnnie Brooks||Denise Major|
|Bronx Community Board 7||US Veteran Luis Soltero-Rodriguez||None|
|Bronx Community Board 7||US Veteran Robert “Bobby” Walker||None|
The Bronx Community Board 7 Veterans Committee and Senior Services Committees remain committed to honoring and increasing visibility of issues faced by Veterans and their families - with hope, respect, admiration and support.