Tribute to Central New York

October 26, 2008

I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, I will probably live here the rest of my life.  But when anyone asks where I am from, I reply proudly that I am from Central New York.  My Father Graduated from Syracuse in 1949.  Canʼt wait for Basketball season.  We travel home every year to our family’s camp on Chase Lake in the Adirondacks.  I have family all over Central New York.  People from this area are some of the best people in the world.  I have always known it, but the respect shown by the patriotic people of this area the day of Captain Philʼs funeral, was awesome.  

Below please read the letter of thanks sent by Master Chief Petty Officer Arthur Dykeman, US Navy,  Captain Philʼs older brother, to the Post Standard.  We chose the Paul V. Moore High School scholarship fund as a tribute to Captain Phil and the people of Central New York.   It is our hope that not only will Phil’s children benefit from this scholarship but also others from this great area.   Read the rest of this entry »


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