Number of Participants: 1200
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $10,140
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: April 25, 2019
Locust Valley High School
Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley
Marine Sgt. Robert Hendriks, who lost his life on April 8 serving his country in Afghanistan, is being honored by the Locust Valley school community with the support of the Falcon Pride Athletic Booster Club and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Thanks to a donation from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Falcon Pride will award the United States Marine Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks Memorial Scholarship to a deserving senior who exemplifies some of the same traits Sgt. Hendriks displayed as a Locust Valley High School student.
To honor Sgt. Hendriks, a member of the Locust Valley High School Class of 2012, Locust Valley athletes in grades 7-12 are wearing red, white and blue armbands to all of their games. The varsity boys lacrosse team is sporting stickers on their helmets with the Marines logo and Sgt. Hendriks’ initials.
The Locust Valley High School Flags for Freedom ceremony on May 20 will include a special tribute to Sgt. Hendriks. This annual ceremony honors members of the military who have fought for our freedom.
Falcon Pride Athletic Booster Club has created a website where donations can be made to the United States Marine Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks Memorial Scholarship. Please visit https://falcon-pride-association.square.site/ to contribute to the scholarship fund, which Falcon Pride hopes to award annually.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s mission is to honor the sacrifice of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors and supports our first responders and service members who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country. For more about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, please visit Tunnel2Towers.org.
The Locust Valley Central School District thanks the Falcon Pride Athletic Booster Club, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Michael Watson (Locust Valley Class of 1983) who is responsible for connecting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Falcon Pride. Watson has worked with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation over the years to assist first responders. His relationship with the foundation made the United States Marine Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks Memorial Scholarship possible.
Photo Caption: RH Helmets: Locust Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse players are honoring Marine Sgt. Robert Hendriks with a memorial sticker on their helmets.
Photo courtesy of Locust Valley Central School District