Commemorate the Death of Local Vietnam War Hero

A special ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Major Donald W. Holleder, a local Vietnam War hero, will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, at the Holleder U.S. Army Reserve Center (515 Ridge Road, Webster).

The public is cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required.

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Discounts for First Responders, Active & Retired military

The following dealerships offer discounts:

  • Bob Johnson Chevrolet: $750 Hometown Heroes (Educators, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and former Military) Bonus Cash
  • In the north country, FX Caprara: $500 rebate for active & retired military.

Please contact the dealership for more details.

Covering the Troops

Retired civilian administrator from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detective Bureau, Ms. Judy Trost reports that three of her knitting groups at the Greece Senior Center, the Beatrice Place and the Greece United Methodist Church recently donated 35 handmade blankets to the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center with the assistance of retired MCSO Commander, Mike Radler. Eight of these blankets were red, white and blue… The best colors ever!

Not the first time that these nice ladies have accomplished this most heartwarming work, these items will be given to our veterans to help to keep them warm. The groups have made over 200 blankets over the last three years which have been donated to various Veterans groups to include the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia. Yarn used for these items has been donated as well by an anonymous store.

The most recent event, Operation Stand Down, occurred in March.

Smith Warren American Legion to Host Turkey Party

The Smith Warren American Legion Post 367 (61 Main Street, Scottsville) invites you to their Annual Turkey Party on Friday, November 18th, at 7:00 PM.

You will have the opportunity to obtain tickets to win :

10-12 Lbs Turkeys, Dinner Baskets of Food, Baby Back Ribs, New York Strip Loins, Pork Loins, Surf and Turf (2 NY strip steaks & 2 Lobster Tails), 10 lb boxes of Shrimp, Semi Boneless Hams (not spiral cut), 25 Scratch off lottery tickets on tree, 2nd chance of tickets for door prize.

Thanks for your support.

Senator Nozzolio Announces Legislation Providing Expanded Pension Credit for Veterans

Good news for New York State veterans!

After passing the Legislature three times, and being vetoed twice, I am happy to announce the veterans buy back bill has finally been signed into law.

The new law allows all honorably discharged service members with five years of existing public pension credit to purchase three years of credit for their military service. Previously, state law only allowed World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War vets to purchase pension credits.

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Armed Forces Day Luncheon

The Rochester Armed Forces Day Committee, Inc. and the Monroe County Veteran’s Organizations present an ARMED FORCES DAY LUNCHEON on Saturday, May 21, 2016, with guest speaker Brig. General John G Baker, Chief Defense Counsel (USMC).

The Luncheon will be held at the Diplomat Party House (1956 Lyell Avenue, Gates, NY 14606). There will be a pre-luncheon concert by the 198th Army Band. Doors open at 10:30 am and lunch will be served at 12 noon.

There will be military displays in and around the luncheon area. Following the luncheon, there will also be additional viewing of the displays. Free parking is available for luncheon attendees.

For additional information please call 1-800-845-2412