Award: Honoring Our Veterans
Frank Hollister of Warsaw, New York, began his service in the United StatesArmy on September 11, 1969. He proudly served through September 1971, but his commitment and dedication to his community and his fellow veterans continues today.
Mr. Hollister has served as a Legionnaire for 40 years, and has held numerous positions at the post, district and county levels. He is a member of the Wyoming County Joint Veterans Council, coordinating and airing the concerns of 21 different veteran-related organizations. He also helps organize the semi-annual ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park, making sure that the American flag and armed forces flags are proudly displayed. Mr. Hollister works with local high schools, getting young adults involved in supplying deployed troops with care packages, in addition to helping organize the “Adopt a Platoon” program.
Mr. Hollister is currently Director of the Livingston County Veterans Service Agency; he previously held the same position in Wyoming County. An accredited Service Officer, Mr. Hollister meets with veterans on a daily basis to help them identify and apply for benefits due to them for their military service.
As a Legionnaire, Mr. Hollister participates in parades, memorial services and Honor Guards. He also visits veterans in local nursing homes and hospitals, and is considered the “go-to” person on the history, service and protocol involving veterans and the American Legion.
Frank and his wife, Linda, have two children and five grandchildren.