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Vietnam veteran Ted Wilkinson speaks by the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at Genesee County Park
Vietnam veteran Ted Wilkinson speaks by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Genesee County Park

A Color Guard comprised of local VFW members stands at attention near the World War I monument in Williams Park
A Color Guard comprised of local VFW members stands at attention near the World War I monument in Williams Park

A bugler plays Taps, while veteran and Memorial Day organizer Jim Neider salutes, at right
A bugler plays Taps, while veteran and Memorial Day organizer Jim Neider salutes, at right, during the observance at the VA Medical Center

A veteran resident of the VA Nursing Home holds hands with his wife during a prayer
A veteran resident of the VA Nursing Home holds hands with his wife during a prayer

The American flag hangs at half-mast with the POW/MIA flag, at the VA Medical Center
The American flag hangs at half-mast with the POW/MIA flag, at the VA Medical Center

Veteran representatives of local VFW's hang a wreath at Batavia's Upton Monument
Veteran representatives of local VFW's hang a wreath at Batavia's Upton Monument

Veterans assemble for an observance at Elmwood Cemetery
Veterans assemble for an observance at Elmwood Cemetery

The Armed Forces memorial at Elmwood Cemetery
The Armed Forces memorial at Elmwood Cemetery

Flags placed at the Jerome Center - one for each local veteran who died this past year
Flags placed at the Jerome Center - one for each local veteran who died this past year

A firing squad offers a rifle salute at the Jerome Center
A firing squad offers a rifle salute at the Jerome Center

Vietnam veteran Jim Neider straightens a flag at the grave of Glenn Loomis, the namesake of Neider's Glenn Loomis VFW Post 332
Vietnam veteran Jim Neider straightens a flag at the grave of Glenn Loomis, the namesake of Neider's Glenn S. Loomis VFW Post 332

The graves of the Hansen Brothers, where the final Memorial Day observance takes place each year
The graves of the Hansen Brothers, where the final Memorial Day observance takes place each year

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# mary jane ely
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:04 AM
i was involved in the memorial day events and i want to say thank you to all our veterans past and present. i especially liked the service at the jerome center it was very moving. and a special thankyou to ummc for the refreshments. thank you.

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