As far back as anyone can remember, the Town has partnered with the Post to honor and pay respect for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while wearing the colors of our great nation. However, in light of all that is happening in the world right now, fears of inadequate social distancing and gathering of large crowds coupled with the vast amount of planning that we typically begin several months out, Supervisor Reilich and Commander George Dadson, Jr. made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Memorial Day activities.
Due to the prohibition of large crowd gatherings, Supervisor Reilich and Commander George Dadson, Jr. worked together to host a virtual ceremony to pay homage to our great men and women of service. The ceremony was recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Please click here to view the virtual ceremony: https://youtu.be/ovZ_cBWh0oI
Every year, the Town of Greece receives applications from war time veterans who’s names will be engraved on our Gary Beikirch Veteran’s Memorial Wall, located on the East side of Greece Town Hall. This year, we added eight new names to the wall. These individuals served during the Vietnam Era and the Korean Conflict.
Donald Charles Lippens
Richard Anthony D’Imperio
George P. Lewandowski
William G. Spall
Edward F. Ostrowski
Glenn Wesley Allen
Donald N. Gramlich
“As the son of a twice-wounded WWII vet myself, I know the importance of this day and the lifelong impact the loss of these fine men and women takes on a family and an entire community. Thank you all for your understanding of this difficult decision the Commander and I have had to make in canceling this year’s Memorial Day activities. The Commander and I were both proud and honored to use the alternative method of a virtual ceremony to pay tribute to the fine Americans who have selflessly served our great nation” said Supervisor Reilich.