We have been requested by Gold Star Dad Terry Wilwerth to escort his Family to tomorrow's Press Conference which will introduce The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act (see below for release)
Date: Saturday March 12th, 2011
Staging: Island Grill Diner, Patchogue, Sunrise Hwy & Hospital Rd (fueling available)
Time: Noon (1200hrs)
R/C: Frank Bania
Detail: Providing motorcycle escort to event & possibly flag line during, so please have your 3x5 American flag with you
Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be holding a press conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 1 PM, to announce the introduction of the Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act. The event will take place at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, NY. The family of Specialist Thomas Wilwerth, along with dozens of Veterans, are expected to attend in support.
This act will prohibit protests within 2,500 feet of military services, funerals, and processions of deceased service members unless the protest organizers post a bond to the local municipality to defray the increased security costs associated with demonstrations that occur closer to these funeral activities. In no case would protesters be permitted within 500 feet.
Senator Zeldin pledged during his campaign to introduce this legislation if elected.
The Act is named for Specialist Thomas Wilwerth, an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006. Specialist Wilwerth and Senator Zeldin both graduated from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, New York.
WHO: Senator Lee M. Zeldin, other Elected Officials, and members of the Veterans Community.
WHAT: Press conference and rally introducing the Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act
WHERE: William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
WHEN: Saturday, March 12th, at 1PM
US Veterans MC- Long Island Chapter, President
Patriot Guard Riders Region 9-NY, Senior Ride Captain
9-1-1-Veterans, Rally Coordinator
Disabled American Veteran
PO Box 675 Bellport NY, 11713