Day 5 – New York City

June 11, 2010

After maybe 3 hours sleep, woke up this morning and headed into NYC at 4am. We arrived at Rockefeller Plaza at around 630 to meet 4 other Gold Star families. Our goal was to reach out to the Today Show but the area was jammed packed with people because of a visit by Rascal Flatts. We tried to get close to the stage to get on camera but to no avail. It had been indicated to us that we would have an interview, but we could not reach anyone to verify. After about 30 minutes we decided to move down to Fox studios to try them.

Actually after about 30 minutes country singer Clay Walker came out to play and was soon followed by the hosts of Fox and Friends. I will make this a short story by telling you that we managed to interest a producer in our mission and were asked for an interview on the internet news program Strategy Room. See video.

While there we met some other great contacts and will follow up with them for future assistance.

After the interview we headed to Ft Hamilton where we participated in a US Army birthday celebration. This was a wonderful tribute to over 200 years of Army history. We were able to meet several influential people including state senator Golden, who signed our pledge.

Staying in CT for tonight and tomorrow will participate in a Fallen Hero event in Trumbul.

Blessings, George