A group of 50 Australian Firefighters, who started at the Santa Monica pier, on 8/11, have run accross the USA, they will end in NY City on 9/11, they were accompanied by some NYFD runners,had lunch here today, they are staying at the Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, about 1/8 of a mile from here. It was all you can eat, all you can drink, courtesy of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, I gave them a super deal on food and beer. Aussies don't have much in the way of BBQ. They were over the top thrilled, said it was easily the best feed so far[maybe they say that to everyone] They gave me 2 plaques, said no other Restaurant guy got one, it really was a thrill. The run is called "Tour of Duty Run", no doubt it will be covered by national media on 9/11. Here are some pics of some of the guys and myself and my placques.