Joseph E. Robach's posts related to Veterans

Senator Robach Speaks at Concert to Benefit Honor Flight Rochester

On Saturday, January 30, Senator Robach spoke at a concert to benefit Honor Flight Rochester. More than 400 people attended the concert, which raised $5,400. Proceeds will help pay for World War II veterans to visit the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. You can find out more information about Honor Flight Rochester by clicking here.

USS Liberty Memorial Unveiled

The USS Liberty Memorial at Ontario Beach Park was unveiled on Saturday, June 12. Senator Robach provided remarks prior to the unveiling.

 

The memorial is located on the beach between Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, which is north of the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel in Charlotte.

 

On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty was struck by jet fighter aircraft and motor torpedo boats in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. Of the 294 men on the ship, 170 were wounded and 34 perished as a result of the attack.

 

Honor Trip Flight With Big Reception

Driadonna Roland • Staff Writer • June 21, 2010

 

It was a patriotic Father's Day celebration Sunday at

the Greater Rochester International Airport, where

multiple generations of loved ones gathered with

flags, balloons, banners, cheers and even tears.

 

Their presence was a surprise for a group of about

55 World War II veterans returning home from the

nation's capital, thanks to the organization Honor

Flight Rochester.

 

Joe LoSapio's proud family was among the loudest

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Honor Flight Returns Home on Father's Day

55 World War II veterans returned home to Rochester from Washington, D.C. on Father's Day. Senator Robach welcome them back home at the Rochester International Airport following their Honor Flight. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit www.honorflightrochester.org.

Senator Robach Helps Unveil Max Lill Drive

On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.

Senator Robach Honors Veterans at Fleming Point

On Wednesday, August 25th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony to honor Veterans which was held at Fleming Point Gracious Retirement in Greece. Veterans in attendance also received a quilt from the Fleming Point quilting club.

Senator Robach Welcomes Back Honor Flight Veterans

This weekend, local Veterans took part in an Honor Flight on Saturday, September 11th. Veterans returned to the Rochester International Airport on Sunday, September 12th. Senator Robach welcomed Veterans as they returned home. For more information on Honor Flight, you can visit Honor Flight Rochester's website by clicking here.

Final Honor Flight Trip of 2010

On Sunday, October 31st, Senator Robach welcomed home veterans who went on the final Honor Flight of 2010. Men from our local Battle of the Bulge Chapter made the trip over the weekend to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial and Arlington Cemetery. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, you can visit www.honorflightrochester.org.

Town of Greece Veterans Day Ceremony

On Saturday, November 6th, the Town of Greece held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Greece Town Hall. Senator Robach provided remarks prior to the ceremony, and also led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the ceremony indoors, wreaths were planted at the outdoor memorial.

American Legion Post #468 Salutes Veterans

On Saturday, November 6th, American Legion Post #468 in Greece held its Veterans Day Ceremony. Senator Robach provided remarks during the ceremony. Wreaths were planted at the memorial located on the grounds. Pictured here with Senator Robach are Town of Greece Councilman Andy Conlon, Kyle Schramm of the United States Army, and American Legion Post #468 Commander Dave Taylor.