Submitted photos and information from VA Western NY Healthcare System.
Sgt. Major Bill Joyce, Army (retired), and director of the Genesee County Veteran Service Agency, noticed earlier in the year that our “saluting monuments” representing all the branches of the military services needed refurbishment at the Batavia VA Medical Center.
The monuments are located in front of Building 1.
He then asked employees of Graham Manufacturing in Batavia to restore the monuments. They did so by late July, and in great fashion.
On Tuesday, four employees were recognized by Royce Calhoun, associate director for VA Western New York Healthcare System (center of second photo below).
Calhoun thanked and provided certificates of appreciation to employees of Graham Manufacturing, Batavia, who painstakingly restored and repainted our saluting military branch monuments to their original splendor, says Calhoun.
They are Bob Yungfleisch, Tom Herold, Ed Harding and Pat Coughlin.
"They look terrific! THANK YOU Graham employees and SGM Bill Joyce ... for making this project happen!”