On Flag Day, O'Mara will pay tribute to local WWII veteran at ceremony this afternoon

Thomas F. O'Mara

June 14, 2013


Painted Post, N.Y., June 14--On Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2013, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) will hold a ceremony at the Painted Post Village Hall (261 Steuben Street, Painted Post) to induct Steuben County native and Painted Post Mayor Roswell L. “Roz” Crozier, Jr. into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.  

O’Mara will be joined at today's induction ceremony by members of Crozier’s family, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning), Painted Post village trustees and other officials, and other local leaders and community residents.

Crozier is a World War II combat veteran.

“I appreciate these opportunities to pay tribute to the lives and the service of our local heroes,” said O’Mara, who last year inducted Chemung County Historian and World War II veteran Arthur “Archie” Kieffer into the Hall of Fame.

In 2011, O’Mara honored Philip C. Smith, a highly decorated Korean War combat veteran and well-known figure in Schuyler County government and veterans’ affairs.

The Senate established its Veterans Hall of Fame in 2005 and, including this year, approximately 240 veterans have been inducted.  It’s designed to honor New York veterans whose service in the United States Armed Forces is accompanied by service to the community and accomplishments as a civilian, and includes veterans representing Senate districts from throughout New York State.

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