This week Atria Briarcliff Manor hosted a “Heroes Barbecue” to honor members of the Briarcliff Manor Volunteer Fire Department, Police Department, and all the emergency medical workers in the community.
The event was also to held to recognize “our own community veterans whose accomplishments have been showcased on our Veterans’ Wall,” explains Ryan Linehan, the director of activities at Atria, which is on Pleasantville Road adjacent to Law Memorial Park.
The Veterans’ Wall has pictures of veterans when they were in service as well as plaques highlighting their accomplishments and their service memorabilia. The Fire Department, Police Department, and EMTs were treated Monday night to barbecue food with Atria’s residents and then they were given plaques of their own during a ceremony.
“The residents were gratified to be able to show their appreciation and gratitude for all the work that the local EMTS, Fire Department, and Police Department do for our community,” Linehan added.
Here are some photos of the event that he shared this week:
From left to right: Kevin Hunt (Captain of Ambulance Corps), Rachel Leihbacher (Member of EMTS), Robert O’Hanlon (1st Assistant Fire Chief), Marty Engelhardt, Robert Cerrone and Joe Lalak.
And, below holding the plaques (from left to right): Rachel Leihbacher holding the plaque for the emergency medical technicians, Robert O’Hanlon (1st Assistant Fire Chief holding the plaque for the firefighters, and Briarcliff Village Manager Philip Zegarelli holding the plaque for the police department.
Atria is one of the nation’s largest providers of retirement and assisted-living communities with 120 units in 27 states with more than 13,000 residents and 8,500 employees. Locally, in addition to Briarcliff Manor, there are Atrias in Ardsley, Rye and Ossining.
The Briarcliff location is 12 years old and has 100 residents and nearly 70 staffers.