Thursday, February 9, 2017


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.  

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