Monday, May 30, 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022:
Memorial Day News Briefs

PERRY — A Memorial Day parade made up of area veterans traveling in trucks and cars accompanied by Village police cars and fire engines made their way south on Main St., turned over onto Center Street and then left on Lake Street where events took place in front of the Veterans Post with speakers on the front porch including reading of all those killed from Perry in one of the wars. Wreaths were placed on the stone monument situated in the front of the Vets Club followed by Taps.

BATAVIA — Among today's Memorial Day observances was the annual program at the Genesee County War Memorial outside the Jerome Center. The memorial honors all war dead from Genesee County. At the Jerome Center, the names of county veterans who have died since the previous Memorial Day were read and a flag placed to honor each of them in front of the memorial.

CORFU — Memorial Day weekend ceremonies in Genesee County began Sunday with the first ceremony at the Western New York National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Road. The afternoon ceremony took place at the Main Flag Ceremonies site.

BATAVIA — Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden has welcomed the garden’s newest addition, a 6-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was obtained through Don Barone, owner of Superior Garden Decor and sponsored by Ken Barrett Chevrolet, Cadillac, Inc. of Batavia. The original statue that stands on Liberty Island at the harbor entrance of New York was a gift to the United States by the people of France in 1886. Just as she stands tall on Liberty Island, a replica of Lady Liberty will now greet visitors to the Batavia Peace Garden for current and future generations, the Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden said in a press release. “The Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden believe this icon represents many of these same ideals and will be a welcoming reminder to visitors,” Friends President Barbara Toal said. “Future plans for the Batavia Peace Garden include expansion and the addition of more symbols of hope and peace.”

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