Veterans Day events planned for Tuesday

Staff Reports Posted 10 November 2014 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – The community dedicated this monument in front of the YMCA in 2008. The Y used to be an Armory and was used by the 29th Separate Company of the New York Army National Guard, which formed in 1891. The 29th saw its first action in the Spanish-American War, before the Armory was built. Company F would be deployed in World War I. It also fought in World War II. In 1977, the state announced it was closing the Medina Armory. Company F was moved to other units.

Orleans County residents can attend Veterans Day ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. in Holley at the American Legion Post or at 11 a.m. in Albion at the Veterans Service Agency at 13996 Route 31 West.

In addition, veterans in Medina will visit cemeteries and memorials beginning at 8 a.m.

The service in Albion will include presentation of overdue medals to a Korean War veteran, said Paul Fulcomer, director of the Veterans Service Agency.