Guardian Angels’s 40th Year
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 confi dence.
Photos by Edward Watkins
(background photo) 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.
(insert above) Curtis Sliwa (c) accepted
a proclamation from Borough
President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s offi ce and
a City Council citation from Councilman
Ritchie Torres’ offi ce on behalf
of the Guardian Angels.
(right top) (l-r) Curtis Sliwa, Guardian
Angels founder and CEO; Luciana
Montuoro, Stand Out from the Crowd
Marketing founder and Tommy McArdle,
Guardian Angels member.
(far right top) (l-r) Curtis Sliwa;
George Mole, NYPD and Aldo Slinadas
were eager to serve up the ceremonial
(far right bottom) (2nd row, l-r) Milton
Oliver, Guardian Angels member;
Tony Rodriguez, McDonald’s owner
and Curtis Sliwa celebrated the day
with other Guardian Angels.
(above) Milton Oliver (l), Aldo Silnadas (2nd from
l), Don Chin (2nd from r), Tommy McArdie (back, r)
and others commemorated the special occasion.
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, F 40 EBRUARY 22-28, 2019 BTR