"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Port Richmond's unique Military Veteran History was first acknowledged in our notation on America's first battle map as a "Site of Action" by the British -- in the Battle of Long Island, August 1776. Then Port Richmond Veterans fought in the War of 1812 and the Civil War -- forging our nation into a country to be reckoned with.
Port Richmond Veterans fought in every foreign war, and stand guard today, whether stationed abroad or in our reserves. So it is only fitting that Port Richmond is the first, and still the only, Veterans Banners project of its kind in New York City.
Now in its third year, the Banners project has grown beyond a solemn tribute to our Veterans and their families, into a community enterprise yielding quality of life enhancements and solidarity in how we care for each other. And, once again, we are being recognized as a "Site of Action" among all the neighborhoods in New York City.
See Port Richmond Strong on FaceBook for details and photos.
OPERATION CLEAN RAIL
As discussed at our luncheon meeting in February with NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez, here is drone footage of the North Shore Rail showing the issues we face with overgrowth, dumping, standing water, etc. We have accomplished much on our clean up schedule.
Mr. Richard McMahon