“My father, Mr. BRB, immigrated to the United States from Poland, via Germany in approximately March of 1956 at the age of 11. He and his parents, were granted passage as indentured servants in order to pay for their trip to the States. Once here, my father was never enrolled in school and his education basically stopped with the equivalency of a 4th grade level. That lack of education however did not stop him from not only serving in the US Army – a deployment to Vietnam during the war with an eventual honorable discharge – but also later in life joining the construction crews that would come to build the original Twin Towers in NYC. For the majority of my life, I knew my father as a manual laborer, mostly landscaping with some side jobs plowing snow or as a handyman. He was a man with an incredible work ethic and dedication to his job, regardless of what it was. By example, both he and my grandfather taught me that no job was too small or meaningless to dedicate yourself to with intensity and a determination to complete the task fully and to the best of their ability. I often refer to these attributes within myself as being American born but Polish made. To borrow a quote from the play Hamilton, “Immigrants! They get the job done.” I only hope to honor his memory in some way by instilling in my son, while he’s only 1 he’s carrying on the lineage of my family name, those very same virtues and work ethic that were demonstrated to me.
Due to the kindness and generosity of your organization, Team Aid.org, I have been able to breath comfortably and rest easily knowing that my father’s wishes to be cremated are being carried out and he can be at peace.
Thank you again for all you and your organization have done for me. I hope to one day be in a position to pay that same generosity forward or somehow partner with you and your organization to carry on the amazing charitable work you are doing.
All my warmest regards to you and everyone at Team Aid.org, without our relationship I honestly don’t know how I would have handled not only the services but the passing of my father in general.”