McDonald’s Commemorates Guardian Angels’ 40th Year

(l-r) Curtis Sliwa, Guardian Angels founder and CEO; Luciana Montuoro, Stand Out from the Crowd Marketing founder and Tommy McArdle, Guardian Angels member.
Photo by Edward Watkins

McDonald’s honored the Guardian Angels for 40 years of keeping communities safe on Sunday, February 10 at 2505 Southern Boulevard. Four decades ago on February 13, thirteen young men made their start working at a McDonald’s on East Fordham Road. Due to the driving force, vision and fervent commitment of McDonald’s night manager Curtis Sliwa, the co-workers were united to form the ‘Rock Brigade.’ The 13 grew to thousands and were renamed the Guardian Angels whose mission is to empower others to take responsibility and build self-esteem and confidence.

Curtis Sliwa (r) and his fellow Guardian Angels were presented McDonald’s t-shirts in honor of their four decades of community service and their history with the fast food franchise.
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Curtis Sliwa (c) accepted a proclamation from Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s office and a City Council citation from Councilman Ritchie Torres’ office on behalf of the Guardian Angels.
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(l-r) Curtis Sliwa; George Mole, NYPD and Aldo Slinadas were eager to serve up the ceremonial cake.
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Milton Oliver (l), Aldo Silnadas (2nd from l), Don Chin (2nd from r), Tommy McArdie (back, r) and others commemorated the special occasion.
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(2nd row, l-r) Milton Oliver, Guardian Angels member; Tony Rodriguez, McDonald’s owner and Curtis Sliwa celebrated the day with other Guardian Angels.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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