Senator O'Mara honors local Senate Veterans Hall of Fame inductee as part of today's opening ceremony for 'The Moving Wall' at Eldridge Park in Elmira (Read and watch more)

June 29, 2022

Senator O'Mara
Denny Wolfe has done anything and everything he could through the Vietnam War Museum he founded in Elmira to ensure that the legacy and the service of America’s Vietnam War veterans will always be remembered.

Elmira, N.Y., June 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today paid a local tribute to Dennis L. “Denny”  Wolfe, Sr. of Chemung County, a well-known area Vietnam War veteran and founder of the Vietnam War Museum in Elmira, who was recently inducted into the New York State Senate “Veterans’ Hall of Fame.”

O'Mara selected Wolfe to represent his 58th Senate District and be among approximately 60 veterans from throughout the state inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

The state Senate honored its 2022 inductees through a virtual ceremony on Memorial Day. The 2022 Veterans' Hall of Fame virtual induction ceremony can be viewed (and will remain posted) HERE.  

O’Mara’s induction video and additional information on Wolfe can be found HERE.

Local veterans and members of the community joined O'Mara today to recognize Wolfe's induction as part of the opening ceremony for the arrival of "The Moving Wall" -- a traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  -- that will be available for viewing at Eldrige Park in Elmira from now until July 4th. 

O’Mara said, “It’s an honor and a privilege to induct Denny Wolfe into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Denny has done anything and everything he could through the Vietnam War Museum he founded in Elmira to ensure that the legacy and the service of America’s Vietnam War veterans will always be remembered. I am grateful that the New York State Senate will take this step to ensure that Denny’s own service and his lifelong commitment to area veterans will also be remembered for generations to come. We take this opportunity to salute the lives of veterans who have made such a difference for our local communities, our state, and the United States of America. Denny Wolfe courageously served our nation in Vietnam and then returned home where he has devoted his life to tirelessly working to honor and assist his fellow veterans and strengthen our community. I am glad to take this opportunity to express our collective gratitude and respect.”

Watch today's ceremony at Eldrige Park HERE [Senator O'Mara's recognition of Denny Wolfe begins at approximately the 33:38 mark of the video replay]

Read and watch more about Dennis Wolfe's induction into the Senate Veterans Hall of Fame HERE.