Month: April 2016

Blue Friday Recognizes Police Killed On Duty

Albany, NY Friday marks the 12th annual Blue Friday, created to recognize the sacrifices made by police. Blue Friday is the last Friday in April, set aside by the state Legislature since 2005 to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as well as current officers. A limited edition of Blue Friday challenge coin, T-shirts and sweatshirts also will be available. Money raised will go to Blue Friday of New York, which helps the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Read the full story...

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Medics who Treated Stabbed Kutztown University Student Recognized

Medics spent about seven minutes stabilizing the victim, who was bleeding profusely. The ambulance crew took the victim to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where he underwent about 51/2 hours of surgery. In gratitude, the victim’s father reached inside his jacket pocket and retrieved a tiny plastic envelope containing a specially minted coin. Placing it in the palm of his hand, he shook hands with Foraker in a ritual of respect familiar to people who served in the military. He repeated the gesture with Shade.The honoraria he gave was a so-called challenge coin containing the Marine Corps logo and...

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Gandhi Nivas celebrates Police-Community partnership

“Ranjna has been the driving force behind this important facility. Gandhi Nivas has now become a great symbol of police and community cooperation,” he said and presented a ‘Challenge Coin’ on behalf of the Police. Mr Tims said that the ‘Challenge Coin’ reflects Counties Manukau Police and the community working together to keep the community safe. “It also communicates our history and the values that we demonstrate daily within our interaction. These coins are given to those who have contributed and added value to policing and the community,” he said. Read the rest of the article...

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Gemma Power Systems Receives Orion International Challenge Coin

GLASTONBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan, Inc. (NYSE: AGX) has been awarded one of the first Orion International 25th Anniversary Challenge Coins for GPS’ commitment to hiring veterans for its workforce. Orion International is a leading national recruitment firm specializing in placement of transitioning military veterans with top civilian organizations. In celebration of its recent 25th Anniversary, the company designed a challenge coin to be given to those who have significantly contributed to finding civilian careers for veterans.   Read the full story on Business...

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