Friday, February 23, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the plaque for Thomas on Montauk Hwy. Mastic (across from Ice Cream Cottage and Davin’s Funeral Home)
We gather together on this day, to remember Tom’s life and his sacrifice.
We gather here tonight as a community in memory of Thomas J. Wilwerth and to honor him for his ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to the United States of America. We would like to express our deepest compassion , respect, and support to Mr. and Mrs. Wilwerth and daughter Kerry and all of Tom’s family and friends. There is a member of this community missing for the past year but…He has been made part of a new community… it is called Heaven.
We come together tonight not only to mourn the loss of our fallen hero but also…to remember him in life and…to celebrate that life. All who knew TJ were blessed with his radiant, smile, a smile that was warm, loving, and genuine . And that memory will remain …never to be forgotten and always with pride.
Because of Tom’s service to his homeland and the continuing service of those who come behind him…We, as a nation…sleep peacefully each night, secure in the fact that men like Tom, are there for us each and every one…whether we are family or stranger. every minute they are needed. Tom did not question, he willingly defended, served, persevered and when the time came…He paid the price we prayed would NEVER befall him.
It is our turn now to be brave, be strong, and honor him for his courage and sacrifice. Shirley and the Mastics has a new hero for our children and grandchildren to emulate now… THANK YOU Thomas Wilwerth…may you rest in peace for all eternity…..