Saturday, June 4, 2011

OS91 attends Home At Last Dedication Ceremony

New Home of Patrick Corcoran and his family
The lastest new home built by Home at Last, a special project of West Orange Habitat For Humanity, was dedicated this morning with 2 Ceremonies in Oakland, FL. Home At Last builds mortgage free, disability friendly homes for Afghanistan and Iraq Wounded Warriors, and this newest home at 19 Oakland Point Circle was gifted this morning to SGT Major Patrick Corcoran and his wife, Becky and two boys. The Flag Raising Ceremony began at 9:30 a.m. at the new home location with many attendees including the Mayor Kathy Stark of Oakland and Mayor Gary Bruhn of Windermere, many representatives from the U.S. Army, Oakland Police, Orange County Fire Rescue, Veterans, contractors, builders and suppliers who helped build the home and patriotic citizens, neighbors, family and friends. 
Patrick Corcoran in front of his new home

Memorial of Fallen Heroes under Flag at Corcoran home

Two of our young Army men received Psalm 91 cards... well as young men from the Wounded Warrior Club
After the Flag Raising Ceremony, buses moved the attendees to Speers Park for a Dedication Day Program where recognition was given to all the Contractors, Builders and Suppliers who partnered to make this dream come true for the Corcorans. Especially recognized were "the 2 Bills" who spearheaded the Project. 
Todd Nichols and Rosie O'Grady Highlanders 
An outstanding Patriotic Medley was performed by Todd Nichols of the Rosie O'Grady Highlanders after a wonderful introduction by all the bagpipers. Dave Gillum sung The National Anthem and gave everyone goosebumps! After remarks, awards, thanks and a powerful speech by COL Gallahue, US Army, under whom Patrick served, Patrick, then Becky spoke, recounting their life together, Patrick's deployment, injury, recovery and how they were blessed with a home from Home At Last. Finally all were treated to a Barbeque courtesy of WG VFW Post 4305.
Becky and Patrick 
OS91 salutes Patrick, Becky and all the heroes and their families who sacrifice to keep our country free!  The Corcoran home was open for walk through all afternoon.

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