Weekend sees James McNaughton Memorial Event

January 17, 2013 by  

This coming Saturday, January 19, the James McNaughton Foundation will be holding its Eighth Annual Tribute to James McNaughton.

Staff Sergeant McNaughton was the first New York City Police Officer to lose his life while defending his country by serving in Iraq. He was a member of the 306th Military Police Battalion of the Army Reserve, and of the first graduating New York Police Academy class following 9/11. While serving in Iraq in 2005, he volunteered for a dangerous mission over other sergeants who had families back home. He was killed in action on that mission by a sniper at the age of just 27.

The tribute event will feature performances by The Nerds, The NY Shields Pipes and Drums Band, The USO, and the comedian Ted Alexandro. Other performers and entertainment will be announced during the event. There will be free food and drink provided as well.

The tribute will be held at Mulcahy’s Pub & Music Hall in Wantagh, New York – a short drive from nearby Manhasset. It will run from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There is a $20 donation requirement for admission and all proceeds will be split between the James McNaughton Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project, and 9-1-1 Vets.

It is possible that the James McNaughton Foundation will hire print companies to create flyers to draw in attendance for the event. The proceeds go to causes that help server soldiers, and having more people present can only help them raise more money for the charities.