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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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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/veterans-day-photos-2023/637194#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/veterans-day-photos-2023/637194 Nov 12, 2023, 7:55am Veterans Day Veterans Day Photos 2023 jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Gun salute at GC Park Vets Day" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-11/genesee-county-park-2.jpeg?itok=NXmC-oSD" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>A traditional 21-gun salute at Genesee County Park during Veterans Day on Saturday.<br>Photo by Nick Serrata</figcaption> </figure> 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
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Veterans Day is about 'recognizing the heroes that are around us' https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/veterans-day-is-about-recognizing-the-heroes-that-are-around-us/637170
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Rocco Pellegrino, standing at left, takes part of Veterans Day ceremony Thursday morning at Batavia High School. The event included the school's chorus, band and string ensemble, fellow veterans and guest speaker Stephen Hawley.
Photo by Joanne Beck

Looking at the short row of veterans seated at the front of the Frank Owens auditorium Thursday morning, one might come to a conclusion that Air Force veteran Lurando Mata had already realized: the pool is decreasing. 

Mata and the other servicemen attended the annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by Batavia High School. With each passing year, especially for older veterans of World War II and others of decades ago, those who were in the military are no longer here to share their stories.

State Assemblyman Stephen Hawley reminded attendees that, "most importantly, in everyday life, but on Veterans Day especially, when you're talking to a veteran, listen to them, listen to what they have to say."

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/veterans-day-is-about-recognizing-the-heroes-that-are-around-us/637170#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/veterans-day-is-about-recognizing-the-heroes-that-are-around-us/637170 Nov 9, 2023, 2:30pm Veterans Day Veterans Day is about 'recognizing the heroes that are around us' jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="bhs veterans event" class="image-style-large" height="496" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-11/rocco-pellegrino-with-chorus_0.jpg?itok=4sa3o0tq" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>Rocco Pellegrino, standing at left, takes part of Veterans Day ceremony Thursday morning at Batavia High School. The event included the school's chorus, band and string ensemble, fellow veterans and guest speaker Stephen Hawley.<br>Photo by Joanne Beck</figcaption> </figure> <p>Looking at the short row of veterans seated at the front of the Frank Owens auditorium Thursday morning, one might come to a conclusion that Air Force veteran Lurando Mata had already realized: the pool is decreasing.&nbsp;</p><p>Mata and the other servicemen attended the annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by Batavia High School. With each passing year, especially for older veterans of World War II and others of decades ago, those who were in the military are no longer here to share their stories.</p><p>State Assemblyman Stephen Hawley reminded attendees that, "most importantly, in everyday life, but on Veterans Day especially, when you're talking to a veteran, listen to them, listen to what they have to say."</p>
Tops honors veterans and active military with discount https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/tops-honors-veterans-and-active-military-with-discount/636964 Press Release:

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, announced today that the company will once again offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day. 

This marks the 11th year Tops has been extending this discount to military personnel and their families. Since its inception, the Veteran’s Day discount has saved Veterans and their families over $781,000.

On Saturday, Nov. 11 Tops Markets will honor an 11 percent discount off of a total order to all veterans and immediate family members in the same household, who shop at any Tops location. 

Customers should present proof of service that they, or an immediate family member are a U.S. Veteran, active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel to automatically receive an 11 percent discount off of their total purchase that day.

“The respect and gratitude we have for the people who serve and have served in the military is immeasurable, and for that, we are forever grateful,” said Ron Ferri, president, of Tops Friendly Markets. “We wanted to support local military personnel by giving back to our associates and customers who have courageously defended our country and made many sacrifices through their military service.”

Tops is a longtime supporter of military associates and customers. The company’s support of military organizations includes, but is not limited to, support of the Wall that Heals, American Veterans Tribute Traveling Wall, Honor Flight Missions and golf tournaments, sending care packages for troops serving domestically and overseas, VA hospital visits, participation in veteran job fairs, parades and expo, and Tops Stars for Our Troops program by which stars from embroidered US Flags slated for retirement are presented to Veterans, active duty personnel, and first responders.

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The Recovery Station organizes group that 'hit the trail' in support of veterans https://www.thebatavian.com/mike-pettinella/the-recovery-station-organizes-group-that-hit-the-trail-in-support-of-veterans

Organized by Harry Rascoe, director of The Recovery Station on Clinton Street Road, this group participated in the Mission 22 Walk on the Ellicott Trail from the DeWitt Recreation Area on Cedar Street to Seven Springs Road and back to The Recovery Station today to bring awareness to a high rate of suicide among the veteran population. "The Recovery Station (a program of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) is here to help everyone in need but on this day we chose to shine a special light on our veterans and their struggles after returning home from military service," Rascoe said. Submitted photo.

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A nod of thanks and appreciation doled out to local veterans Thursday https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/a-nod-of-thanks-and-appreciation-doled-out-to-local-veterans-thursday/621473

Several local veterans were honored Thursday morning during a Veterans Day ceremony at Batavia High School. Band Director Jane Haggett, whose father Robert was amongst the recipients, handed out tokens of appreciation for their service.

They were:

U.S. Army

  • Robert Haggett
  • William Hughes
  • Thomas Steffinella
  • Rich Favaloro

U.S. Air Force

  • Dennis Mahoney
  • Matt Lutey

U.S. Marines

  • Colin Dailey, husband of BHS social worker Lindsay
  • John Dwyer
  • Vincent Pontillo
  • John Gombos

U.S. Navy

  • Tom Cecere
  • Harold McJury
  • Rocco Pellegrino

The district also gave a proud shout-out to members of its own school community.

“The BHS community is very fortunate to have three veterans on staff. We thank them for their service to our country and for keeping everyone safe," BHS Principal Paul Kesler said. "We would like to call the three gentlemen up to the front of the auditorium to receive a small token of our appreciation."

  • Mr. Greg Ciszak, BHS School Counselor: served his country for 12 years in the 152nd Engineer Company as a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. He was a horizontal construction engineer. His unit was activated for numerous state emergencies including snow storms, floods, and the September 11th World Trade Center disaster.
  • Christopher Gorton, a Special Education teacher: joined the Army in 1984 and was in active duty from 1984 to 1989. During a portion of his active duty, Mr. Gorton was stationed in Western Germany. He continued to be on inactive duty from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Gorton was twice awarded the Army Achievement Medal and earned a good conduct medal. His unit received its second presidential unit citation award while he was stationed in West Germany. To this day, Mr. Gorton still carries a Challenge coin from President Reagan, the Commander in Chief, that was given out to the unit.
  • BHS Earth Science teacher Christopher Weicher: served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Weicher completed two combat deployments during Operation Just Cause in Panama and the Gulf War 1. While serving his country, he received two combat action ribbons, a Presidential Unit Citation, and a Meritorious Unit Citation while serving with the 6th Marine Regiment.

The event included readings from students about what Veterans Day means to them. Adrien Fytros said that veterans are often defined as those who have been in the workforce for an extensive period of time, and those who have served in the military. 

"Those that have served in any branch of the military are easily the least selfish people in our community and should be treated as such. They are those who would put themselves through intense, rough, and enduring training for years to ensure that we can carry on a worry-free life, explore our interests, and pursue our own careers and dreams we’ve sought out," he said. "Veterans Day as a whole is to honor and give a spotlight to these brave and compassionate people that allow us to do everything we’ve desired to do. 

"Veterans Day is a day to honor those who put their family, community, and most of all, their country and its residents before themselves."

Photo: BHS Band Director Jane Haggett hands out tokens of appreciation the district's thanks to veterans during a Veterans Day assembly Thursday at the State Street school in Batavia. Photos by Joanne Beck.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/a-nod-of-thanks-and-appreciation-doled-out-to-local-veterans-thursday/621473#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/a-nod-of-thanks-and-appreciation-doled-out-to-local-veterans-thursday/621473 Nov 10, 2022, 5:55pm Veterans Day A nod of thanks and appreciation doled out to local veterans Thursday jfbeck_99_272012 <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/img_2568veterans.jpg" width="460" height="345"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Several local veterans were honored Thursday morning during a Veterans Day ceremony at Batavia High School. Band Director Jane Haggett, whose father Robert was amongst the recipients, handed out tokens of appreciation for their service.</p> <p>They were:</p> <p><em><strong>U.S. Army</strong></em></p> <ul> <li>Robert Haggett</li> <li>William Hughes</li> <li>Thomas Steffinella</li> <li>Rich Favaloro</li> </ul> <p><em><strong>U.S. Air Force</strong></em></p>
Batavia High School brings out the red, white and blue for veterans https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/batavia-high-school-brings-out-the-red-white-and-blue-for-veterans/621472

Harold McJury’s four grandchildren ran over to him after an assembly Thursday in Batavia High School’s auditorium.

He had been one of the guests of honor during a Veterans Day ceremony.

“It’s so fun, I get to see my grandpa at school,” granddaughter Lucy Taggart said, just moments after playing the solemn “Taps” on trumpet. “And celebrate him.”

It wasn’t the first such ceremony for McJury, he said, but he liked that this one included students.

“The first thing that goes through my mind is that it's wonderful to have the high school do something like this for the veterans because that helps young people to understand what a veteran is. And then they go on, and maybe they'll be in the service, maybe they won't, but a few of them probably will, so they understand the importance of serving our country,” he said. “And, as far as myself goes, I was very fortunate because I went into service during Vietnam, and I always felt it was my duty to do that. So I figured the best place to be, and would be in the Navy. The Navy is a good place. To be in all the services are good, but I always thought the Navy was something special.”

McJury, a Batavia native, served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. The 72-year-old liked submarines and wanted to be stationed on one “since I was a little boy,” he said. He was part of the Submarine Service with the USS Lafayette, which was christened by then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in May 1962.

Married 52 years to his wife Donna, they even had a Christmas dinner on a sub around 1972. Their granddaughter isn’t the only musical one in the family, as all of them are involved in band, and grandpa plays trumpet as well.

He plays for events at the National Cemetery in Corfu and has years of experience.

“So I've played trumpet all my life as well. They're all playing something,” he said. “I feel that being a veteran, and defending our country, is a very important thing. And I do still feel that to this day, there should be a time between high school and college that you serve a year or so. You know, you don't have to stay, you just go for a year. It sort of solidifies all that stuff.”

Thursday’s ceremony included a band medley of various popular and patriotic tunes; vocal solos for “The Star-Spangled Banner” by student Abigail Hoerbelt and “God Bless America” by student Clara Wood; a strings performance of signature military songs, prompting branch members to stand when their song was played; and a message from keynote speaker Assemblyman Steve Hawley.

"There are never enough words to fully express our appreciation and gratitude, gratitude for the sacrifice the veterans have made for our nation,” Hawley said. “Their courage and determination are a true testament to the American spirit and embodiment of freedom and celebration of what our nation stands for.”

A veteran himself, Hawley’s family also served, including his late father R. Stephen Hawley,  who served in Burma during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star as part of Merrill’s Marauders. Hawley’s uncle also served during World War II, and was awarded a Purple Heart for the wounds he received during the war.

Hawley talked about “one of the crowning pieces of legislation that I've sponsored, that got signed into law,” referring to the Gold Star Families bill that provides free college tuition for Gold Star families who have lost a loved one during military service.

“As we gather here today to honor our heroes, please know we can never say thank you enough for the service of our veterans, to our country. Please, today take a moment to reflect on what it means to live in America, and the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us safe and free,” he said. “And please thank them for their service when you see them 365 days a year. God bless America. Happy Veterans Day everybody.”

Top Photo: Batavia High School student Lucy Taggart plays "Taps" for the finale of a Veterans Day assembly Thursday at the Frank E. Owen Auditorium; High school Principal Paul Kesler talks about the veterans, including Lucy's grandpa Harold McJury, second from left, and their service; students perform patriotic songs in a strings section, concert band (not pictured) and chorus; keynote speaker Assemblyman Steve Hawley offers a thankful message to veterans; Kesler and members Michael Marchese and Matt Doeringer of Boy Scouts Troop 6 serve as the color guard. Photos by Joanne Beck.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/batavia-high-school-brings-out-the-red-white-and-blue-for-veterans/621472#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/batavia-high-school-brings-out-the-red-white-and-blue-for-veterans/621472 Nov 10, 2022, 5:45pm Veterans Day Batavia High School brings out the red, white and blue for veterans jfbeck_99_272012 <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/img_2582veterans.jpg" width="460" height="510"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Harold McJury’s four grandchildren ran over to him after an assembly Thursday in Batavia High School’s auditorium.</p> <p>He had been one of the guests of honor during a Veterans Day ceremony.</p> <p>“It’s so fun, I get to see my grandpa at school,” granddaughter Lucy Taggart said, just moments after playing</p>
Veterans three-day events begin Thursday in Genesee County https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/veterans-three-day-events-begin-thursday-in-genesee-county/621416

Events slated for, or in honor of, Veterans Day have this year expanded into a three-day schedule, beginning with a Batavia City Schools district ceremony Thursday morning at the high school, and -- new this year -- continuing with an awareness walk on the Ellicott Trail.

The ceremony at BHS, 260 State St., Batavia, is set for 8:15 a.m. and is to include music and remarks in honor of local military veterans. Local veterans have been invited by students and staff to attend the ceremony that will feature keynote speaker Assemblyman Steve Hawley. There will also be performances by the BHS orchestra, chorus and concert band.

Other presentations include a “What Does Veterans Day Mean to Me” by high school students; the retiring of colors by a Boy Scout troop, and remarks by district leadership.

Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is hosting a “Mission 22 Walk” at 2:30 p.m. that begins at DeWitt Recreation Area, follows the Ellicott Trail on the outskirts of the town, and ends at The Recovery Station on Clinton Street Road.

The Recovery Station is a program of GCASA, and this event is “an opportunity to shine a light on statistics that show that 22 veterans take their lives by suicide every day,” Recovery Station Director Harry Roscoe said in a news release.

After the walk, folks will be treated to a cookout at the Recovery Station, formerly Bohn’s restaurant near the corner of Seven Springs and Clinton Street roads in the Town of Batavia.

Friday will feature the traditional Veterans Day line-up of activities:

  • 9 a.m. Genesee County Park (VVA), 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany
  • 10 a.m. Batavia Veterans Administration Medical Center, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia
  • This will be conducted in the side patio area near Building 4. Free parking is on the side of the building. The program includes an invocation by Chaplain Alpha Sanon; the “National Anthem;” local musician Frank Panepento on trumpet; remarks from Danielle Bergman, assistant director; the Genesee County Joint Veterans Honor Guard; and a benediction by Chaplain Alpha Sanon.
  • 10:15 a.m. NYS Veterans Home
  • 11 a.m. Upton Monument, at the intersection of Main and Ellicott streets, Batavia
  • 11 a.m. Le Roy Post 576 will be hosting a ceremony at 2 Trigon Park, Le Roy
  • 11:30 a.m. Jerome Center Monument, Bank Street, Batavia
  • 1 p.m. Genesee Community College will be hosting a Veterans Day service in the William Stuart Forum, 1 College Road, Batavia

In observance of the day, Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Third-day event next week

On Nov. 16, The Recovery Station will host a “Veteran Connection” gathering from 5 to 7 p.m.

Veterans from Genesee and surrounding counties will be able to network with various veteran and local service organizations and take a tour of the facility.  This is being conducted in partnership with the GOW Pathway to Hope coalitions.

For more information, call Rascoe at 585-813-6050.

File Photo of a Veterans Day ceremony in 2020, by Howard Owens.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/veterans-three-day-events-begin-thursday-in-genesee-county/621416#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/veterans-three-day-events-begin-thursday-in-genesee-county/621416 Nov 9, 2022, 7:11pm Veterans Day Veterans three-day events begin Thursday in Genesee County jfbeck_99_272012 <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/veteransday2020-6.jpeg" width="460" height="305"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Events slated for, or in honor of, Veterans Day have this year expanded into a three-day schedule, beginning with a Batavia City Schools district ceremony Thursday morning at the high school, and -- new this year -- continuing with an awareness walk on the Ellicott Trail.</p> <p><em><strong>The ceremony at BHS</strong></em></p>
Video: Veterans Day 2021 in Batavia https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-veterans-day-2021-in-batavia/577935 A view of Veterans Day at the VA Hospital and the Upton Monument.

And below, a replay of our documentary on the Upton Monument.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-veterans-day-2021-in-batavia/577935#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-veterans-day-2021-in-batavia/577935 Nov 11, 2021, 2:13pm Veterans Day Video: Veterans Day 2021 in Batavia Howard Owens Video Sponsor .pane-node-body img {background: none !important; border: 0 !important; margin: 0 !important; padding: unset !important; padding-left: 1px !important } broadstreet.zone(69076) <p>A view of Veterans Day at the VA Hospital and the Upton Monument.</p> <p>And below, a replay of our documentary on the Upton Monument.</p>