Port Washington, NY Fire Department went to three military bases just before Christmas, visiting wounded soldiers at Camp Lejeune, FortBragg, Bethesda Hospital, and the Fisher Houses associated with these facilities. (The Fisher Houses are like Ronald Mc Donald Houses at local hospitals. They provide a comfortable place for families to stay while their wounded soldiers recover from war injuries.) The Fire Dept members brought over 180 teddy bears to soldiers and their family members from Hugs Across America. “It was great to see the reaction of the children and their parents when given such special hugs, “ said James Pemrose, a Port fireman. We called our effort “The Red Line”, because it was made up of 41 different FD from across Nassau County in Long Island, NY.