Local Memorial Day observances highlight the weekend ahead

Thomas F. O'Mara

May 21, 2014

We will always remember.  We will always be proud.  We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. 

   ~ President Ronald Reagan, remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984


My best wishes for a safe, enjoyable and, above all, meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

There are many ceremonies, parades, and other observances taking place across the region to honor our veterans, past and present -- and to pay tribute to the brave men and women protecting and making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms at this very moment.

See the links below for a listing of many of them:



See also in the Star-Gazette, "20 facts about Elmira and U.S. military history" 

View the New York State Senate's online Veterans Hall of Fame and watch a video tribute HERE...