Vietnam veteran, Rye resident and Eastchester Post member Michael Fix will deliver the keynote address Rye’s 2017 Veterans Day ceremony. After introductory remarks by Post Commander Fred deBarros, additional welcoming remarks will be made by Post member and Mayor pro tem Terry McCartney, and NYS Senator George Latimer.
The ceremony will begin at 10:30 am on November 11, 2017 at City Hall
Michael P. Fix grew up in Torrington, Ct. and graduated from Fairfield University in 1965 with a major in Renaissance History and Theology. He enlisted in the Army in February of 1966 and completed OCS where he was assigned to load ships bound for Viet Nam. During his service to the country he was involved with the conversion to containerization movement of cargo to Southeast Asia.
He is a vice-president of Merrill Lynch where he has worked for thirty nine years.
Mike is one of the eight founders and first president of the USO at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts. He has written extensively on the men and women who died in World War I, World War II, Korea and Viet Nam from Eastchester. He curated a museum show entitled “The Hero Next Door” at Concordia College.
He became the Chairman of the American Red Cross in Westchester in June of 2001. The Westchester Chapter was the back up to New York City, so during 9/11, he was very involved with the county and the New York City efforts to help Westchester families.
He is a member of the Eastchester Rotary, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Gift of Life Board. He is the Adjutant of the LeRoy Gregory American Legion in Eastchester.
Mike is married forty-seven years to Christine Naughton of County Offaly, Ireland, and has two grown sons and five grandchildren.