Friday, September 9, 2011

OS91 invited to Patriot Day Breakfast "Honoring American Heroes"

OFD and OCFR Tower Trucks with Flag
in front of Orange County Convention Center
for Patriot Day Breakfast
Winter Garden Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt McGrew most graciously invited OS91's Ed and Mary Ganster to join himself and Winter Garden Fire Chief John Williamson for the Patriot Day Breakfast this morning at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. What an inspiring Event, "Honoring American Heroes" our very own local Responders, going over and above the call of duty to rescue, protect and defend us. 

Honorees on Stage at Patriot Day Breakfast
The 2011 Honorees for the Life Saving Award are: 
Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Wilson, Osceola County Sheriff's Office
Sergeant Ivan Molina, Osceola County Sheriff's Office
Sergeant Michelle Keefer, Osceola County Sheriff's Office
Dispatcher Jeff Abraham, OCFR
Firefighter Kamalu Kong, OFD
Hotel Security Elba Valentin, Marriot's Grande Vista

The 2011 Honorees for the Heroism Award are:
Deputy First Class Stephen Cook, OCSO
Firefighter Aaron Rhodes, OFD
Firefighter Anthony Avila, OFD

The Lifetime Achievement Award:
Val Demings, Chief, OPD (Ret.)

Our most heartfelt Congratulations to all the Honorees as well as our most sincere thanks to all Responders who keep us safe and free. We appreciate you so much! And special thanks for the invitation, Deputy Chief McGrew! We were truly honored to attend!
Anna Connelly, OCSO, friend of OS91 with Mary

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