Thanksgiving breakfast honors our heroes - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Thanksgiving breakfast honors our heroes

Posted: Updated:

Before the turkey, came the scrambled eggs and bacon.

An extra special thank you to some 1500 family members of law enforcement officers, many whom will have an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table.

“I know what you sacrifice,” Former NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani said. “You're the reason the city is safe.”

Giuliani stopped by to offer gratitude to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Among them the families of firefighters like Stan Smagala. who was killed on 911

Bill Germano's daughter Dena was married to Stan.

Bill Germano’s, son-in-law was killed in line of duty. He served with Engine 226 and died in the south tower, Dena was pregnant at the time with his daughter Alexa.

Alexa was born in January 2002

Stan Smagala's family comes to the breakfast organized by the National Law Enforcement and Firefighter's Childrens Foundation every Thanksgiving.

“It is something you know, that New York City hasn't forgotten,” Germano said.

And the foundation strives to make sure the children of fallen or gravely injured officers are not forgotten.

Al Kahn, President of NLFACF said “we are here today to basically celebrate our first responders and thank them for everything they've done for us and let them know we will support their families in times of need.”

University of Scranton junior Bridget Hanley and her sister Kayla both got college scholarships from the foundation this year.

Their dad was injured in line of duty.

Kayla said it’s helpful because their dad was injured in the line of duty so it helps with their tuition to school

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Garner's family meets U.S. attorney

    Staten Island stores worried about rally

    Staten Island stores worried about rally

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:01:16 GMT
    The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner came from a meeting with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in which they asked for a federal civil rights investigation into his apparent chokehold death. Meantime, Staten Island businesses are bracing for the huge crowds expected at Saturday's march. Sharpton said he is estimating about 3,000 to 5,000 people to rally Saturday.
    The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner came from a meeting with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in which they asked for a federal civil rights investigation into his apparent chokehold death. Meantime, Staten Island businesses are bracing for the huge crowds expected at Saturday's march. Sharpton said he is estimating about 3,000 to 5,000 people to rally Saturday.
  • Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions

    Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:26:39 GMT
    Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out.
    Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out.
  • Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees game

    Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees game

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:03:11 GMT
    Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the comedian wound up with a nice prize -- a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during Thursday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
    Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the comedian wound up with a nice prize -- a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during Thursday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices