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November 11, 2014 - 5:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in veterans, Veterans Day.

There were six Veterans Day ceremonies in Genesee County today. Here are photos from three of them: The VA Center, the Upton Monument, and the War Memorial at St. Jerome's.

November 10, 2014 - 6:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in veterans, Veterans Day.

Tomorrow's ceremonies:

  • 9 a.m. Genesee County Park
  • 10 a.m. Batavia VA Medical Center
  • 10:15 a.m. New York State Veteran’s Home
  • 11 a.m. Upton Monument
  • 11:30 a.m. Jerome Center
  • 12 a.m. Genesee Community College

Participating organizations:

  • American Legion – Glenn Loomis Post #332
  • Disabled American Veterans – Chapter #166
  • Marine Corps League – Hanson Brothers Detachment
  • Veterans Of Foreign Wars – Of Genesee County
  • Vietnam Veterans Of America – Chapter #193
November 11, 2013 - 3:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, veterans, Veterans Day.

Local veterans made the rounds this morning of Veterans Day services at locations throughout Genesee County. Starting at the Genesee County Park, they proceeded to the VA Medical Center, the NYS Vets Home, the Upton Monument, St. Jerome's and GCC.

Here are photos from the VA and from Upton.

Bottom photo is from GCC, where the college opened a lounge for student-veterans.

November 11, 2012 - 8:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Veterans Day.

After taking pictures of the first two Veterans Day observances this morning, at Genesee County Park and the VA center, I decided to go home and exchange my digital camera for a couple of my film cameras. Just to do something different, produce some pictures at the historical Upton Monument that had an old-time feel. 

I was shooting with a Nikon F, loaded with Ilford XP2 400 and a Contessa range finder loaded with Kodak Ektar 100. Both cameras are fully manual.

November 11, 2012 - 12:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Veterans Day.

Veterans and supporters gathered in five locations in Genesee County today for observances in honor of the men and women who have served in the United States armed services.

Here are pictures from the Genesee County Park and Veterans Administration hospital.

November 9, 2012 - 4:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in veterans, Veterans Day.

Although banks, government offices and schools will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day, the important date for veterans is Nov. 11, and that falls on Sunday this year.

On Sunday, veterans will observe the solemn day at the following locations and times:

  • 9 a.m. -- Genesee County Park (Vietnam Veterans of America)
  • 10 a.m. -- Batavia VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Ave. Ceremony will be held by the flagpole at Building 3, followed by coffee social in Building 4, Recreation Hall.
  • 10:20 a.m. -- New York State Veterans Home - after the reading of the NYS proclamation and ceremony several proclamations honoring Joseph Joy for membership to the American Legion for 70 years will also be read.
  • 11 a.m. -- Upton Monument
  • 11:30 a.m. -- Jerome Center at United Memorial Medical Center

On Monday:

  • 1 p.m. -- Genesee Community College at the flag pole.
November 11, 2011 - 3:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in veterans, Veterans Day.

Veterans from throughout Genesee County gathered today at Jerome Center at the corner of Washington and Bank for an annual Veterans Day service.

November 11, 2010 - 2:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, photos, Veterans Day.


Area veterans gathered in Batavia today to honor the men and women who serve or have served in the United States military.

There were ceremonies at the VA Center, the Upton Monument and the Jerome Center.



More pictures after the jump:

(Reprints of these and more pictures from today are available by clicking here.)

November 11, 2010 - 7:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Veterans Day.

Here are today's Veterans Day services in Genesee County:

  • 9 a.m.: Vietnam Veterans service, Genesee County Park, Bethany
  • 10 a.m.: Flagpole ceremony, Batavia V.A.
  • 11:30 a.m.: UMMC Veterans Day ceremony, Jerome Center on Bank Street.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Reception for veterans at GCC, Conable Building
  • 1 p.m.: Salute to the American Flag at GCC
November 11, 2009 - 9:50am
posted by Ethan Thompson in oakfield-alabama, Veterans Day.

Every year Oakfield-Alabama Middle-High School hosts a Veterans Day celebration. They invite anywhere from 15-25 veterans from around the area to come and give a presentation on how the military has changed their lives and what it was like to be in the military. If the veteran went to war, he is asked to bring memorabilia such as metals, helmets, etc.

This year they had approximately 18 veterans come and share their stories. Several generations were represented. Some of the veterans included in this year's program were James Neider, Pastor Mark Perkins, Red Robinson, Leonard Gordon, Ray Cianfrini, Clayton Fry and Wallace Kornow.

The event is coordinated by Patricia Trinder, a middle school math teacher, who is running it for the first time by herself. When asked why she wanted to take over coordinating the event she said “I've always felt it was a special thing that needed to be continued.” She'd helped run it in the past, but when Darlene Bakos retired she handed the reins totally over to Trinder.

We asked some of the veterans if they thought other schools should hold events like this one.

“I hope that other schools and communities would really take time to educate people of the value of their veterans,” said Cianfrini.

Kornow, a fellow Oakfield veteran, said, “I think every school should take the opportunity to invite their local veterans to this kind of program.”

Oakfield-Alabama would be delighted to see other schools in the area hold events like this one. If you would like to learn more about Oakfield's celebration, please contact Patricia Trinder. You can email her at [email protected]



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