Lieutenant Joe Gullickson responded with his company, FDNY Ladder Company 101 when he was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Joe’s spirit, on Saturday. June 23rd, the Maverick Foundation will carry on his love for outdoor gatherings with the 17th annual Lt. Joe Gullickson Memorial Picnic, a fun-filled day for families with food, drinks, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. The event also remembers September 11 with the help of FDNY Truck “343,” Bob Barker’s Red Hook Raider “Seven in Heaven” race car, and Jerry Sculley’s rousing rendition of “God Bless America.”

For more details about this annual event and to read about Lt. Joe Gullickson, click here.