Major Peter J. Glennon served in the U.S. Air Force and New York Air National Guard for more than 24 years, retiring in May 2015. Known as a “mustang” in military parlance, Major Glennon first enlisted in 1991 at the age of 17, a move that required his father’s permission and signature. Major Glennon later served as an officer after earning a commission in 2000. During his service, he held a variety of positions including: squadron commander, operations group executive officer, and JAG officer. He also started as an avionics systems technician. Just as impressive is the fact that he simultaneously earned an associate's degree, a bachelor’s degree and went on to graduate from law school-all while serving in the military.
Senator Funke: “It isn’t often that you come across an individual like Major Glennon, who has spent his entire adult life serving our country and our community. This is someone we can learn from every day as a veteran, husband, father, business owner, and public servant.”
Major Glennon received numerous recognitions, awards, and medals during his service, including two Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Force Commendation Medals, and several Air Force Achievement Medals, among others.
Although retired from military service, Major Glennon continues to serve his community in a variety of roles with a focus on supporting veterans. Most notably, he is a co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors of Honor Flight Rochester, Inc. The Rochester Honor Flight chapter has flown more than 2,800 veterans to Washington D.C. over the past ten years. He has spoken at numerous events and schools, including, as a part of the 55th Senate District’s “Take a Veteran to School” program, to educate today’s youth about the sacrifices of our military members. Major Glennon is also is a proud member of the Pittsford Rayson-Miller American Legion Post #899, serves as a vice president of the Rochester Rotary Club, and is a member the St. Louis Council Knights of Columbus in Pittsford.
Major Peter Glennon: "Given that there are so many extraordinary veterans in Western New York, particularly in the 55th Senate District, I am honored and humbled to have been selected by Senator Funke for this recognition. I also greatly appreciate Senator Funke's dedication to veteran causes and educating today's youth about veterans and their military duty."
Major Glennon is the principal of The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. and lives in Pittsford with his wife Kimberly and their four children.
The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in Hearing Room B at the Legislative Office Building.
Selection into New York State’s Veterans Hall of Fame is a distinct honor. If you would like to nominate a candidate for the 2018 Veterans Hall of Fame, please submit an entry of no more than 250 words and mail it to Senator Funke’s Office at 230 Packetts Landing, Fairport, NY 14450. Please include contact information for both the nominator and nominee.