NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT - September 5, 2019 - HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney, visited the United States Coast Guard Academy to close out the tribute to Lt. Michael Healy. Healy was the first African-American in the Revenue Service, which is now named the U.S. Coast Guard. US President Abraham Lincoln commissioned him into the service
After reading a citation from Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, he presented it along with a Senegalese scarf to Coast Guard Officials. Mooney later toured the academy's diversity office. Brooklyn declared August 17, 2019 as Lt. Michael Healy Day.
Lt. Michael A. Healy, USRCS, was born near Macon, Georgia in 1839. He was the fifth of ten children born to Michael Morris Healy, an Irish plantation owner, and his wife Mary Elisa Smith, a former slave. This family produced a number of distinguished individuals. Three brothers entered the priesthood; James became the first black bishop in North America, Patrick was president of Georgetown University, and Sherwood became an expert in canon law. Three sisters became nuns, one reaching the level of mother superior.
QUEENS, NEW YORK - September 1, 2019 - HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney, makes waves at US Open 2019 with his resilience to never give up, after three life threatening failures in a attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to New York.
Mooney just returned from Qatar, where he commemorated the 400 years of African-American History at Al Udeid Air Base.
"This could be one of the most impactful visits to Africa to bring about educational, economical & ecological (E3) partnerships, said Don Victor Mooney."
DOHA, QATAR August 29, 2019 - Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project ended his inaugural 4 day visit at the National Museum of Qatar. He is expected to arrive back at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport via Qatar Airways on Friday.
"Qatar resilience isn't by accident, it's embedded in their DNA. This museum tells the story. America has a strong partner with Qatar, under the stewardship of His Highness, the Amir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said Don Victor Mooney."
Despite the many challenges due to the blockade, their fortitude and resilience is inspiring the world to never give up. The theme of HR 1242 Resilience Project: 400 years - Resilience, Faith, Healing, and Partnership is good for the region and beyond.
AL UDEID AIR BASE, QATAR August 29, 2019 - With the historic bi-partisan legislation named HR 1242, which was passed in the United States Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump, Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project was welcomed on Al Udeid Air Base by representatives for Jason R. Armagost, Brigadier General, USAF Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing.
During the small ceremony, Mooney read a proclamation from the New York City Council to mark HR 1242 Resilience Project in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary. The theme in New York for the commemoration was 400 years: Resilience, Faith, Healing and Partnership.
DOHA, QATAR August 28, 2019 - In the blistering desert heat at Old Al Ghanim Park, HR 1242 Resilience Project, President Don Victor Mooney completed a four hour marathon of kicking a soccer ball into a net one-thousand and seven hundred twenty-five times.
Mooney smashed the Guinness World Record (GWR) for most soccer balls kicked into a target in one minute. The current record was set at eight, according to GWR website.
Records are made to be broken, and this one will be broken as well. But the spirit of humanity and resilience can never be broken, and that's what Qatar symbolizes in our eyes. This small country is showing the world, that in face of huge adversity, they will never give up. We are humbled and remained honored to score goals 4 resilience, said Don Victor Mooney by phone in Doha today.
DOHA, QATAR, August 27, 2019 - In the closing section of his letter to His Highness, Amir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Don Victor Mooney requested his patronage to charter a Qatar Airways plane for HR 1242 Resilience Tour from JFK Airport to Africa (December 1-10) for the 400 years of African-American History.
DOHA, QATAR, August 27, 2019 - HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney hand delivered a letter for His Highness, Amir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Protocol Department this morning along with some mementos from 400 years of African-American History at Brooklyn Bridge Park event.
Mooney commended the State of Qatar for its fortitude and resilience. Separately, he also delivered two items at the Qatar Ministry of Culture and Sport for His Excellency, Minister, His Excellency Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali.
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