Walk for Our Heroes in Washingtonville
The first annual Walk for Our Heroes took place on Oct. 21 at Vern Allen Park where approximately 75 people gathered to remember NYPD Det. Miosotis Familia, single mother of three, who was killed in her police vehicle. After colors were presented by the Washingtonville High School JROTC and the pledge of allegiance said, Washingtonville resident and liaison to the family Jose Cuerlo spoke, as well as Mayor Joe Bucco. Donations were accepted for the family. Organized by Colleen Doyle in association with Washingtonville girl scouts, boy scouts, and village hall, the walk went from Vern Allen Park through neighboring streets, ending at Memorial Park. Doyle said the event would take place again next year, honoring a different fallen hero chosen by the girl scouts.
CAPTION: The crowd at the start of the walk. (Photo by Eugenia Moskowitz)