I'm Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston and one of our members, Robert Sweeney, who is deputy commissioner and chief of staff of the FDNY, was Man of the Year at the Douglaston-Little Neck Memorial Day Parade this year.
I would like to acknowledge the FDNY and volunteer firefighters across this great nation of ours. These brave men and women go above and beyond to save lives and property, but I don't think we thank them enough.
It takes a special person to become a firefighter, and I feel very thankful that there are many who step up to do this most challenging and dangerous job.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village