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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
The Rockaway Times
DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS
MONDAY
Steak (13.75), Chicken (10.75)
Shrimp (13.75) Sizzlers
TUESDAY
Loin of Pork
$9.75
WEDNESDAY
Turkey
$9.75
THURSDAY
Pot Roast
$9.75
FRIDAY
Chicken Francaise
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$10.75
Flounder or Shrimp Francaise
or Shrimp Scampi
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$14.75
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
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Brunch 9am
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3pm
Includes 1 Bloody Mary, Mimosa
or Screw Driver
Check out our full dinner menu!
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SALLY IMPERATO
party, featuring the award
ceremony, food, drinks, a
performance by local band
Hell or High Water, plus face
painting and bouncy rides
for kids, will take place at
the Breezy Point Ball Field.
The race is open to anyone,
but non-shareholders are
encouraged to get a parking
pass from a shareholder in
advance to park in the pri-
vate community. There will
also be a shuttle service at
8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. from
the ball field and the stores
in Breezy to the race start
in Roxbury. Non-runners
are also welcome to line up
along the main road to cheer
on those who are running.
Although it’s been 15 years,
the timing felt right for a new
tradition. “We wanted to do
something for the 15th an-
niversary because it will be
more meaningful to people
in the community. We had a
big turnout for a Mass for the
10th anniversary, but as time
goes on, the turnout starts
to dwindle each year. We
thought the 15th anniversary
would be a good opportunity
to bring back people’s atten-
tion to it and I thought more
and more and realized that
the new generation of kids in
Breezy weren’t around when
this happened. With so many
people from Breezy, Roxbury
and Rockaway affected by
9/11, I felt it was imperative
that kids not only learn about
this in school, but that they
understand the personal im-
pact it had on our communi-
ty,” Flanigan said.
Flanigan was one of many
on the original 9/11 Me-
morial Committee, which
came together to raise funds
to build the memorials in
Roxbury and Breezy Point.
Through Family Fun Days,
money continued to be raised
for the upkeep of these beau-
tiful tributes. “After we built
up some funding for the up-
keep, we stepped back a little
bit because we didn’t want to
keep asking people for dona-
tions. Life went on and Sandy
hit and that money dimin-
ished over time, but these
memorials are always going
to be there and they’re always
going to require repairs to
keep them looking beautiful,”
he said. Saturday’s run will
not only raise awareness of
9/11, but will also serve as a
fundraiser for Breezy’s 9/11
Memorial Fund, reserved for
the maintenance of the Rox-
bury and Breezy Point me-
morials. Seventy-five per-
cent of the proceeds will go
towards the 9/11 Memorial
Fund, while 25 percent will
go toward another important
cause, ALS ONE. John Kelly,
another one of the founding
members of the 9/11 Memo-
rial Committee, was diag-
nosed with ALS about a year
ago. “I felt it was fitting to
give back to him for what he
did for the organization and
help him by supporting an
organization that’s working
to find a cure for ALS,” Flan-
igan said.
Flanigan is hoping for 300
to 400 people to participate
in this year ’s race and hopes
it will continue to grow
each year so different or-
ganizations can benefit. “In
the years to come, we’d love
to give that 25 percent to
something like the Wound-
ed Warriors or local volun-
teer fire departments or put
it toward school scholar-
ships. If this turns out to be
something huge, we could
help two to three organiza-
tions each year,” Flanigan
said. However he says the
race is not about the mon-
ey. “The real drive here is
to educate younger gener-
ations from the community
about the impacts of 9/11
on the community and the
people that were lost from
our community. We always
hear the slogan, ‘gone, but
never forgotten.’ After 15
years, I want to make sure
those words stick and that
these people aren’t forgot-
ten and we continue to keep
their memory alive.”
For more information, check
out
www.bpremembers911.
com.
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