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Veterans Day Photos 2023

By Joanne Beck
Gun salute at GC Park Vets Day
A traditional 21-gun salute at Genesee County Park during Veterans Day on Saturday.
Photo by Nick Serrata
No matter what political differences may divide us, there are some values that pull folks together, including Saturday's ceremonies to honor and remember the military service men and women who have given of themselves so that people here in the United States can experience the freedoms spoken of so often in the Constitution.  Veterans Day drew community members to the various spots throughout Genesee County to hear speakers talk about the importance of honoring veterans, observing the sacred tradition of a 21-gun salute, listening to the "National Anthem" and paying respect to the nature of the day. Organizations that participated included Veterans of Foreign Wars of Genesee County, Genesee County American Legion posts, Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter #193.
Laying of wreath at park Vets Day
A community member lays a flower wreath during a ceremony at Genesee County Park as part of Veterans Day events that took place throughout the county Saturday. 
Photo by Nick Serrata
Hal Mitchell at GC Park on Vets Day
Military veterans Hal Mitchell and Daniel Burling present to the community during a Veterans Day ceremony at Genesee County Park Saturday in East Bethany. 
Photo by Nick Serrata
Upton Monument on Vets Day
Downtown Batavia was temporarily shut down Saturday so that the Veterans Day ceremony, with a uniformed color guard presenting flags, could complete its mission as part of the yearly tradition to honor and remember veterans at the Upton Monument at the intersection of Main and Ellicott streets. 
Photo by Nick Serrata
NYS Vets home on Vets Day
Residents and community members listen to speakers during a Veterans Day event Saturday at the state Veterans Nursing Home in Batavia.
Photo by Nick Serrata
Dan Ireland at Jerome Center on Vets Day
Finger Lakes Rochester Regional President Dan Ireland speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday at the Jerome Center Monument on Bank Street in Batavia as part of several events to honor veterans throughout the county.
Photo by Nick Serrata
Jerome Center ceremony on Vets Day
Community members attend a Veterans Day ceremony at the Jerome Center monument Saturday in Batavia. 
Photo by Nick Serrata

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