According to Flood, “Patti was contacted by NYC ESGR Area Chair Mike Chierico and told of the need for one of our specially-fitted handicap-accessible buses and one of our charter buses. Within an hour we called back and told them it was a go. Whatever they needed. Educational Bus Transportation is extremely appreciative of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women in our armed forces who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was an honor to donate the transportation services and manpower that enabled these veterans and their families to attend the events.”
An annual event that this autumn attracted more than 25,000 participants, the Tunnel to Towers Run is named in memory of Stephen Siller, a New York City fireman who perished on September 11, 2001. Despite being off duty, Siller strapped on 60 pounds of firefighter gear, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center site. He was last seen with his brothers of Squad 1; all of whom died saving others. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, organized by his loved ones, has today evolved beyond support of first responders to also include those who served in America’s recent wars.
The Seven Seals Award is presented by ESGR at both the state and national levels to honor significant individual or organizational achievement that promotes and supports the ESGR mission. For information on ESGR, please visit www.esgr.org. Information on the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is available at www.tunnel2towersfoundation.org.
Educational Bus Transportation provides school transportation for Long Island’s Copiague, Massapequa, Amityville and Half Hollow Hills School Districts. In addition, the company also provides school bus transportation for school districts in eastern Nassau and western Suffolk Counties. The Trans Group employs over 1,300 individuals and operates over 1,000 school and public transit buses in lower New York State and Long Island. The company is actively involved in the school bus industry on a state and national level. For more information, please visit www.thetransgroup.com.
Proud to Offer Her Help: Lindenhurst Resident Patti Moser, a routing coordinator for Educational Bus Transportation, receives the Seven Seals Award from NYC ESGR Area Chair Mike Chierico at the recent National Guard ceremony. Moser was honored for her role in donating bus transportation to veterans who had been wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.