We would like to thank all of you for the tremendous support of our MyThankYouCoins campaign for the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation held October 6, 2012. Through your efforts our goal of $1000 was not only met but was surpassed with a total of $1333.63 to go toward the building of the Gold Star Wall. We were touched by the donations, including the arcade tokens and play money that the kids dug out of their piggy banks. Thank you for taking the time to share the videos that were sent out and for speaking to your children about the sacrifices that are being made for them. Several of the kids talked about the chats they had with you and they really made an impact. The families that were honored on Saturday expressed such gratitude for the day and for the happy atmosphere that surrounded them. They wanted us to pass along their sincere thanks for honoring their fallen heroes and teaching your children about them. We hope the day was as rewarding for each of you as it was for all of us. We will NEVER FORGET
Air Force Maj. Steven Plumhoff
Air Force Maj. Steven Plumhoff died November 23, 2003 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom, 33, of Neshanic Station, N.J.; assigned to the 58th Operations Support Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.; killed in a MH-53M helicopter crash on Nov. 23, 2003, in Afghanistan.
Thank you to his sister Carola Plumhoff for attending the 8 AM Ceremony and helping us celebrate his life by sharing memories of her brother. Video of Ceremony
Army 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin
Army 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin died February 3, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom, 24, of New Jersey; assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Feb. 3 when an improvised explosive device exploded while he was conducting counter-IED operations along a supply route in Iskandariyah, Iraq.
Thank you to his mother Sue Niederer for attending the 11AM Ceremony and helping us celebrate his life by sharing memories of her son. Video of Ceremony.
Army Staff Sgt. Gerald Giordano Jr.
Army Staff Sgt. Gerald Giordano Jr. died February 27, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom, 47, of New Jersey, assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, based at Fort Bliss, TX.; died February 27, 2012 from a service related illness in Fort Bliss, TX.
Thank you to his mother Pearl Giordano for attending 1 PM the Ceremony and helping us celebrate his life by sharing memories of her son. Video of Ceremony.
"Let us not mourn that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived"