Through his tenure, Joe Robach has supported the establishment of veteran monuments in the Rochester community.
One veteran monument that Joe Robach was instrumental in erecting was the Battle of the Bulge monument which is located in Ontario Beach Park, Charlotte NY. Working with local veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Joe Robach worked to secure funding for this very important tribute to these brave men. As many know, the Battle of the Bulge was a turning point of WWII for the allies. It was a major German offensive, launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium. In the wake of the defeat, many experienced German units were left severely depleted of men and equipment as survivors retreated to the defenses of the Siegfried Line. For the Americans, with about 610,000 men committed and some 89,000 casualties, the Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle that they fought in World War II. There are many Battle of the Bulge veterans living in the Rochester area and Joe Robach believed it was critical to honor their service.
Joe Robach will also be instrumental in helping erect the Brighton Veteran Memorial. The Brighton Veterans Memorial Committee is planning to construct a Memorial to all Brighton Veterans, both living and dead, who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Brighton residents will abe able to honor a relative who has served, even though that relative may never have lived in Brighton. A parcel of land has been secured in Buckland Park, located on Westfall Road. Benches will be placed so that visitors can sit and reflect. Inside the adjacent Buckland Farmhouse, a roster of honored names will be displayed, as well as a listing of those whose contributions made this Memorial possible.
Joe Robach has always made honoring the service of veterans a priority. For more information, please contact Joe Robach’s office.