An idea became a vision; a vision became a mission; and a mission brought Operation Beachhead to life.
This life continues to grow through the support of people who wish to show their appreciation and thanks to our veterans.

Operation Beachhead

An idea became a vision; a vision became a mission;
and a mission brought Operation Beachhead to life.

December Sled Hockey Event

Operation Beachhead celebrated the last skating event for the year 2017 on Wednesday, December 6th  at the Old Bridge John J Piccolo Arena. Our team regulars welcomed, for the first time,  members from Samaritan Day Top Village. Samaritan Day Top Village has several locations in New York. The two groups that joined Operation Beachhead were from Queens and Manhattan.


Mark Otto, Executive Director of the United War Veterans Council made the connection for the members of Samaritan Day Top Village and Operation Beachhead. Mark likes to find new activities for the members and this was something they had never been involved with before. 


Also joining Operation Beachhead for the day were members of the US Coast Guard stationed in Point Pleasant Beach NJ. The Coast Guard members helped guide the adaptive sleds. Together they all stormed the “frozen surf, established beachhead, and took control”.

 

The “Knights Kafe” staff was on hand to provide breakfast, lunch, and warm beverages. The Knights Kafe, The John Piccolo Old Bridge Rink staff and facilities are always offered to Operation Beachhead at the generosity of the town of Old Bridge. This is the fourth year our team has been treated to full and total use of the rink. Operation Beachhead and our guests are always made to feel welcomed by the staff.

 

A large number of volunteers assist the participants. The volunteers are members of Operation Beachhead, FDNY (New York Fire Department) Intramural Hockey Team, local police and firemen, and several local hockey coaches.

 

We look forward to getting 2018 off to a good start on Wednesday, January 24th.   HAPPY NEW YEAR!