LINCROFT, N.J. — The First Annual “Breakfast with Dennis” was held last month at Christian Brothers Academy. The event took place on May 19. The Breakfast is in honor of Dennis W. Zilinski II who, in 2005, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Bayji, Iraq.
The guest speaker was Dennis’ brother – New Jersey Army National Guard Major Matthew Zilinski. Major Zilinski shared with the attendees personal stories of his brother Dennis and his deep sense of duty in protecting our freedoms.
The Breakfast is a scholarship service project initiated by CBA freshman Anthony Sanfratello. The Sanfratello family and CBA chapter members of SADD — led by its moderator Bill Frake — helped prepare and serve all the food for the breakfast buffet. The supplies for the Breakfast were donated.
Television and radio personality Joe Piscopo also spoke at the Breakfast reminding everyone of the personal sacrifices of all our service persons.
The event and its speakers was enjoyed by all and will be an annual event to be held every spring at CBA. All proceeds of the event will be used towards the training of service dogs for our veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
About the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund
The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial was created and founded in 2006 in order to honor Lt. Zilinski’s memory and spirit for life. The Fund sponsors programs for injured soldiers and scholarships to Lt. Zilinski’s alma mater, Christian Brothers Academy. The Fund provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Additionally, by providing scholarships, the Fund invests in the future of high school students who embody the leadership qualities and community spirit of Lt. Zilinski.
Additional donations may be sent to: Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 124, Adelphia, NJ 07710