Wednesday, October 6, 2010

3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders

3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders
Operation Safety 91 in partnership with Mr. Harris Rosen sponsored the 3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders here in Orlando at the Rosen Centre on September 29, 2010. More than four hundred grateful Responders and friends gathered to be honored and appreciated. Retired 3 Star General Jay Garner touched the hearts of all as he honored all Responders who put their lives on the line here and abroad. 
Keynote Speaker - Retired 3 Star General Jay Garner
Special Guest, the living symbol of America, bald eagle Challenger, flew for all homebound and disabled Vets who can no longer "fly themselves". It was an unforgettable flight!
Challenger taking off
The Flight of Challenger
Invocation by CH (LTC) Anthony Clark
5 year old William King prayed Ps 91
A powerful Invocation was given by FL Army National Guard Chaplain Anthony Clark.

Gina Marie Incandela presented with rose picture

Eagle Scout Jeff Cox leads Pledge
Young and upcoming leadership was evident at the 3rd Annual Tribute with celebrated 8 year old Gina Marie Incandela singing the National Anthem, Eagle Scout Jeff Cox through whose efforts the Windermere 9/11 Monument was established, and little 5 year old William King, (son of James king who found Nadia Bloom in the swamp), praying Psalm 91 by heart! William received an instantaneous standing ovation from all present.
Rosie O'Grady Bagpipers opened Memorial
Elena Martinez, widow of fallen in the line of duty Firefighter, Omar Martinez of Winter Garden Fire Department received a Portrait of Omar from OS91, presented by WGFD Chief John Williamson
Portrait of Omar Martinez
Sheriff Jerry Demings presents Portrait of fallen OCSO deputy Mark Parker, gift from OS91, to his sister Coleen
Testimony of the miraculous, supernatural protection of Psalm 91 given by Officer James Ring, SWAT Team, Lakeland Police Department
Supernatural deliverance of Captain Del Hicks from 40 hours in the frigid waters of the Bermuda Triangle because of Ps 91
"I Believe in America" by Tim Kaufman

Veteran Bill Coleman and Col.Danny McKnight of "Black Hawk Down"
"Linda and I want to express our sincere appreciation for the kind invitation to attend the 3rd Annual Operation Safety 91 Luncheon on September 29th at the Rosen.  The luncheon was truly one of the more significant events we have been privileged to attend in the past few years. Your relentless pursuit of the need to properly 
recognize and support our 1st Responders is overwhelming to everyone.  Linda and I look forward to our continued support of Operation Safety 91 for years to come.  Thanks for all your hard work in making the 3rd 
Annual Tribute a tremendous success. 
God Bless.
Danny and Linda McKnight"
Many thanks to Central Florida Fire Academy 
and Brandon Banner of New Varis
for an amazing set up and Production

Gold Sponsor, Star and Shield Insurance Company 
President Allen Durham

Our enjoyable EmCee, Stefan Gilliam

Col. Brice Gyurisko, Escort to Gen. Jay Garner

OS91Founding Chaplain Lyle Schmeiser, DAV 
interviewed by OS91 Ps 91 book partner Pastor Gerry Khourie, Christ Family International Church, Port St. Lucie, FL

We appreciate you!

Photography thanks to Bill Ellis of Orange County Fire Rescue Reserves Photo Unit

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Omar Martinez - Winter Garden Fire Dept.

Omar Martinez 
Fallen in the line of duty, Winter Garden Fire Dept.
Chief John Williamson of Winter Garden Fire Department presented this portrait of Omar Martinez to his widow, Elena Martinez at Operation Safety 91's 3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders in Orlando on 9/29/10 at the Rosen Centre Hotel 

Mark Parker - Orange County Sheriff's Office

Mark Parker 
Fallen in the Line of Duty, Orange County Sheriff's Office 
Sheriff Jerry Demings, OCSO made the presentation of this portrait of Mark Parker to his sister, Coleen at Operation Safety 91's 3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders held in Orlando on 9/29/10 at the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive.