WELCOME TO THE FDNY CAROLINAS RETIREES ASSOCIATION
This organization is comprised of retired members of the FDNY living in North and South Carolina. Back in 2001, a group of us would informally meet at Chuck Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach to fraternize. It was decided to organize into a formal organization in March of 2002 and the FDNY-CRA was born and we have grown to over 100 members. Our mission is to carry-on the brotherhood here in the Carolinas as well as to support and inform our membership and their families. Our organization’s Color Guard participates in several events each year including our annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony held at Brunswick County Community College. They also stand as honor guard and escorts for our deceased members. We meet several times a year at various locations throughout the Grand Strand.
SEPT 11 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Class A’s are requested. Please note some changes, especially at Brunswick Community College. These changes were required due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but still fulfill our promise to “NEVER FORGET”.
8 a.m. 9/11 Memorial Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea – 1100 8th Ave. N, North Myrtle Beach, SC
FDNY CRA will play an active roll in the Mass. Face masks are required and there will be social distancing in the pews.
10:30 a.m. Motorcade leaves from Rte 904 and Old Georgetown Rd Ocean Isle, NC en route to the College. Please form in the parking lot by 10:15. Directions to the motorcade is listed below.
11 a.m. Motorcade will arrive at the College. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL SERVICE AT THE COLLEGE. Rather, the motorcade will pass our Members in uniform, Honor Guard, Wreath, and Piper who will be standing on the curbside.
After the motorcade passes, the Wreath will be presented at the Memorial and signal 5-5-5-5 will be wrung. Face masks are required.
After the wreath presentation Members will proceed to the parking lot to join the ladies. PLEASE NO SOCIALIZING IN THE PARKING LOT.
11:30 a.m. Luncheon at the Silver Coast Winery. Directions are listed below. Price $15 per person, at the door, beer and wine are extra. It is very important to contact Bob G. at 910-575-2238 if attending luncheon as we need an accurate count by Sept. 3rd.
As of now, the evening services in North Myrtle Beach are cancelled. We will keep the Membership informed if that changes.
Please note Members in uniform who will be at roadside at the College will not participate in the motorcade. Wives may have to carpool to the motorcade and college.
Directions to Staging area From Church: Head North on Hwy 17 into North Carolina.
From state line, continue north approx. 7mi. (3rd light) right onto Hwy 904 (Mc Donalds on corner).
Go approx. 2 mi on 904. Left into parking lot behind Exxon.
NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Ret FF Gene Scherer R-3
Ret FF Marty Lacey R-3
Ret Lt Billy Woods BOT
No arrangements have been made due to Corona Virus.