As we head into the summer break, I want to thank the Shomrim Board and the membership for what has shaped up to be a great first half of 2018. We also have a lot going on in June from the Celebrate Israel Parade, to the Old Timers’ Luncheon, to Jewish Heritage Night with the Brooklyn Cyclones. These are always great events and we hope to see you there.
I also want to thank all of those who participated in Police Week last month. Thank you to National Shomrim Pres. Scott Pomerantz and the National board for hosting the Kaddish service. It was a special honor to be joined this year by Israeli police officers. Police Week is a special experience and it is always particularly nice to spend time with members from Shomrim chapters across the country.
On a more solemn note, this summer we will be the thirtieth anniversary of the line of duty death of Bro. Joe Galapo and the tenth anniversary of the death of Bro. Danny Farkas, killed in Afghanistan while deployed with the Army National Guard. Our thoughts are with their families constantly, especially this summer as they observe these yarzheits.
Finally, everyone stay safe and have a great summer. We’ll see you in September.