Supporting Local Veterans’ Organizations

The Greater Rochester Community is fortunate to be home to many active military veterans and veterans group. This summer, I’ve had the honor to meet with many of our local veterans and attend various veteran events throughout the community.

Recently, a group of local Korean War Veterans got together to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. It was truly an honor for me to be invited to participate in this moving remembrance.

While it’s often referred to as “The Forgotten War,” it’s important for us as a society not to forget our Korean War veterans and the sacrifices they made 60 years ago. As the son of a Korean War-era veteran, I know the sacrifices that these men and women made to protect our nation, keeping it free and prosperous.

On July 27, American Legion Post 468 in the Town of Greece held its second annual Wounded Warriors Benefit Concert. This all-day event featured a variety of bands, a good ole’ fashion barbeque and great company. Money raised during this event is given to the local Wounded Warriors foundation, to assist local veterans in need.

Greece Post 468 did an outstanding job once again planning this tremendous event and giving our veterans the praise they rightfully deserve. This year’s honorees were Cody Coopenberg, Danny Fittos and Christopher Velez. Each of these brave young men proudly served our great nation, defending our liberty and freedom in the post-September 11 War on Terror. We are forever in debt to these three men, and all of our veterans, for defending the free world.