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We Remember Rockland Resident & US Navy Seal Sean Flynn

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Chief Petty Officer Sean Michael Flynn, U.S. Navy SEAL, 36, peacefully passed away of cancer on Feb. 1, 2009, in his home. Sean was born and raised in the Village of Suffern, N.Y., playing Football, Lacrosse, and Hockey for Suffern HS (Suffern Central SD).

He moved to Virginia Beach in 1997 after joining the U.S. Navy. Sean was a highly decorated Special Operations Chief who had earned 3 Bronze Stars with Valor and other numerous awards. Chief Flynn loved sky diving and was a certified advance freefall instructor, tandem master, and an avid free flyer. He had been on a long list of life or death missions, but it was Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer that claimed his life.

In 2011, the New Jersey Transit train station in Suffern, NY was dedicated in the memory of Chief Sean Flynn.

Sean was a true hero and his country will long remember his valor. 🇺🇸

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Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day

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Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day.

“This is the SEASON of GIVING and being THANKFUL! Remember that Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” said East Ramapo School Board Member Sabrina Charles Pierre.

Great job by Sabrina Charles-Pierre, Spring Valley Police Department, and all involved. 🦃

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Sons of Italy Meatball Contest Raises $7,000 for Medical Expenses for Local Family

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Assemblyman Lawler and Sheriff Falco presented 2-year old Jhanaè Fairclough and her parents Kirk and Jodi Ann with the proceeds raised from the recent Meatball Contest hosted by the Blauvelt Sons of Italy. Assemblyman Lawler won the contest defeating Sheriff Falco for best meatballs.

The $7,000 will help the family cover some of Jhanaè’s medical expenses.

Our best wishes to the Fairclough family!

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