Friendly Sons honor 2 Atlantic City firefighters

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Assemblyman Chris Brown, president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and past president Tom Prendergast honor John Mistler and Norman Wilson as the Frank S. ‘Hap’ Farley Outstanding Men of the Year. Assemblyman Chris Brown, president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and past president Tom Prendergast honor John Mistler and Norman Wilson as the Frank S. ‘Hap’ Farley Outstanding Men of the Year.
SOMERS POINT - The Atlantic County chapter of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick saluted Atlantic City Fire Department veterans, Norman Wilson of Northfield and John Mistler of Egg Harbor Township, as 2014 Outstanding Men of the Year at the society’s 80th annual dinner and scholarship banquet Saturday, March 8 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Assemblyman Chris Brown told of the accomplishments of this year’s award recipients. “We are proud to honor two community heroes who served with distinction with the Atlantic City Fire Department, and are role models for public service,” Brown said. “Norman and John exemplify the rich contributions of Irish culture to America’s melting pot.”

Wilson and Mistler are the founding members of the Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Pipe and Drum Band. After Sept. 11, 2001, they spent the remainder of the year playing the pipes at the funerals for fallen firefighters.

The Friendly Sons also awarded scholarships to two outstanding local students pursuing higher education next year.


blog comments powered by Disqus