Senator Helming Names 2020 Veterans’ Hall of Fame Inductee

GENEVA – Senator Pam Helming recently announced Major Robert Squires of Webster as the 2020 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame inductee from the 54th Senate District. 

Major Robert Squires served in the United States Marine Corps Infantry for more than 20 years. His service to our nation included two tours in Vietnam. For his brave and courageous service, Major Squire was awarded a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, a Gold star, three Navy Commendation Medals, three Presidential Citations, a Combat Action Ribbon, and the Purple Heart.

Major Squires is also a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He and his late wife, Jane, had three sons together, two who went into the Marine Corps themselves. Bob spends his time with his second wife, Shelley, visiting his 10 grandchildren, flying radio controlled airplanes, going to the shooting and archery ranges, gardening, and judging dog obedience trials around the country.

“I congratulate Major Robert Squires, but more importantly, I extend my deepest thanks to him for his service to our great country. As the daughter of a U.S. Air Force veteran and the mother-in-law of a current U.S. Army soldier, I have the utmost respect and appreciation for everything that the men and women of our nation’s military have done and continue to do to protect our freedom and our way of life as American citizens. Since taking office, it has been one of my greatest honors to be able to show my gratitude for our

Veterans by seeking nominations for the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame and personally recognizing each of the nominees. We are so very fortunate to have many extraordinary service members and their families call the Wayne-Finger Lakes region home. Our veterans help strengthen our communities and serve as pillars of our region. I strongly believe it is our duty to pay tribute to these men and women for their service and sacrifice. I am honored Major Robert Squires has been selected as the 2020 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame inductee,” Senator Helming said.