Painted Post, N.Y., June 14—To coincide with this year's celebration of Flag Day across the state and nation, State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats) held a ceremony at the Painted Post Village Hall to formally induct Steuben County native, Painted Post Mayor and World War II combat veteran Roswell L. "Roz" Crozier, Jr. into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame."Mayor Crozier stands tall for the love of country, community, family and service that our Veterans' Hall of Fame is meant to honor and celebrate," said O'Mara. "It's a great privilege to recognize Mayor Crozier's military and civilian service, and to say thank you for all that he's done and continues to do for his community, his state and his nation. It's an especially meaningful and fitting tribute, as we approach this Father's Day, that the Mayor's nomination was put forth by his son, Ken. There can be no greater testament to the quality of a life well lived."The Senate established its online Veterans Hall of Fame in 2005 and, including this year, approximately 240 veterans have been inducted.
Crozier was among 54 veterans statewide who joined the Hall this year. He wasn't able to attend the induction ceremony in Albany on May 21st, so O'Mara held today's local ceremony.This video shows highlights of the May 21st ceremony at the state capital, featuring opening remarks by Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos and including a special tribute from Senator O'Mara.