REMA veteran project
NASSAU COUNTY “WALLS OF HONOR”
Retired REMA member Bobby Gates, Emergency Service Squads 1 and 6, has proposed an idea that will honor current and past members of REMA that have, or are currently serving in any branch of the United States Military. The “Walls of Honor” are within the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Plaza located at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York. The Walls of Honor is NOT a memorial. It is a series of stainless steel panels engraved with the names of Veterans who have bravely served our Nation during wartime or protected us during peacetime. Any Veteran, living or deceased, from anywhere throughout the United States, and is honorably discharged or currently serving, is eligible to be remembered. These panels, engraved with the Veteran’s name, assure that the greatest contribution to our Nation’s legacy will be recognized for generations to come.
The Walls of Honor is made up of sections containing two panels each, with space for ninety names. The length of a Wall varies from two sections to a dozen or more. Location inside the plaza dictates the length of a particular Wall. The goal that Bobby has set is to have a whole section, dedicated exclusively for REMA members. The potential for a length of Wall is certainly great. Going back into nearly one hundred years of REMA history, it certainly is a reachable goal. The next engraving is planned to begin in April with an unveiling ceremony in the summer, so time is of the essence.
To have a name engraved, there is a fee of one hundred dollars. Bobby is donating $2500 to start off the project with the names of our Veterans that perished on September 11, 2001. If you are already on a panel you can still have your name engraved and be within the REMA panels.
If you’d like to be part of this project then download, print out and return the APPLICATION FORM to the address on the form. Please write “ATTENTION BOBBY GATES” on the top of the form. In addition to yourself, you can submit an application for our decease members as well. A nice way to remember a partner or a long lost member of your command.
Also let us know when you send in your application and payment so we can ensure that you are placed on the proper plate. CLICK HERE to let us know. Also, send in a picture of the Honoree in uniform and we will post it as well.
REMA is also looking for someone to assist with managing the program. Email us at: REMA@NYPDREMA.COM if you are interested or have any questions.