About The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
The Military funeral for Brother Tim Neely was very nicely done. There was an Honor Guard, Taps played, three volleys were fired, The Navy had two officers there who carried in the Flag, unfolded it, refolded it, and presented it to Mary and the family. One male officer, one female officer, both were very professional, crisp salutes, etc. The female officer had some very nice words for Mary, "From a Grateful Nation", as she presented Mary the flag. The officer in charge of the Volley, also had some nice words and presented Mary with a pin and the shells from the Volley. An escort volunteer from the Patriot Guard, I believe, asked if he could address the group and wanted to represent the Vietnam generation of veterans that he and Tim belonged to... He said some nice words and turned to Tim's cremains and said a good-bye and well done brother. In all, a very nice ceremony to honor Tim, Mary and the Family.
Friend Ron Collier's, " MIAP Group" (Missing in America Project) volunteers, along with Patriot Guard Riders (Patriot Guard Riders) volunteers, gave us a respectfully organized and professionally executed, escorted funeral procession from Johnny's Java, Cotati, CA to Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. They also, provided a wonderful flag-line for the ceremony. The whole thing was very well done. Our thanks to all the volunteers.
Tim & Mary's neighbor, Tim, asked if he could carry the cremains in his bike. "Neighbor Tim's" new bike, a Dyna, has a 124 or 126 cu.in. motor,, custom built by a drag racer mechanic friend, with the power and sound,"Tim/Renegade/Nunya", would appreciate and enjoy. He popped a few wheelies on the highway for,"Tim/Renegade/Nunya", to enjoy, as well. The weather was extremely hot, in the 100's, the ride went well, the Military Ceremony was nicely done, and our friend, "Tim/Renegade/Nunya" has been laid to rest.
Rest in Peace Brother Tim
In recognition of our support of the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Toy Program
W&FMC - Barbary Coast Chapter received this beautifully engraved plaque at a recent Toy Program Volunteers Dinner.
Our thanks to Local 798, Sally, Jill, Dee Dee, and all the Volunteers at "TOYS"
We are honored to receive recognition for our small part in such a big deal as the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Toy Program.
"Good People Doing Great Things"
We would also like to thank our Friends, Supporters, Sponsors and Volunteers who give of themselves to make our Annual Johnny V Toy Run happen each year.
Johnny V would be pleased
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6th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run
Eric & Tracy Sondeen
W&FMC Rocky Mt. Chapter - Colorado
Mike May W&FMC Brother
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Take a little Tour of San Francisco with the W&FMC Barbary Coast Chapter
"It started out, down a dirty road"
Jessalyn's, "Learning to fly, but she ain't got wings"
HER FIRST SOLO!
Grandpa Warren is starting her out young,
Warren has got her "Learning to fly", "In the Wind"
Another young lady biker is on her way...
YOU GO JESSALYN!
"RUN WILD SANTA FRANCISCO" - Fun Run to benefit the SF Firefighters Toy Program
Thank you for your Tribute Orange County