Veterans Day will honor service
TRI-COUNTY AREA--Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank and honor all those who have served honorably in the military, in war or peacetime.
Yates County will honor veterans at several locations. The Oliver House Museum, 200 Main St., will honor veterans Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Busch will speak at the ceremony and local actor Paul Gaston will tell the story of Harold Johnson. Johnson was the first Yates County man killed in action during World War I. Immediately after the ceremony, the public is invited into the museum to view the exhibit, "Yates County in the Great War." The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary in 2017 of American's involvement in the first world war. For more, call 315-536-7318.
Keuka College will mark Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 10 with a 4:15 p.m. ceremony in Norton Chapel.
Local veterans, their families, and friends are invited to join the college community in a ceremony honoring veterans who have served or are serving our country.
The program will include special recognition of all veterans in attendance, and will conclude in front of the chapel with a traditional gun salute and playing of Taps by members of the Penn Yan American Legion.
The students and staff of St. Michael's School, 214 Keuka St., in Penn Yan invites the public to attend their Veterans Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the flagpole on the school lawn. Traditionally, the program includes a flag ceremony, songs, prayers color guard and rifle salute, taps and introductions of veterans.
The annual Veterans Day service in Watkins Glen will be held in front of the Schuyler County Court House at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The guest speaker is Assemblyman Phil Palmesano. The ceremony is sponsored by the Veterans Organizations of Schuyler County.
In Hammondsport, the Curtiss Museum has added a second presentation to honor veterans.
Presenter David E. Wicks will share the story of his father, Bob Wicks, a World War II officer in the U.S. Air Force. Wicks was shot down on a combat mission and his son will tell the story how his father was rescued in Slovakia. The presentation will take place Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. It will be followed at 2 p.m. with a presentation about Jim Kasler. Kasler was a triple Air Force Cross winner. Both presentations will take place at the Glen Curtiss Museum. For more, call 607-569-2160.