Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, in conjunction with the American Legion Post Number 468 and Commander George Dadson, Jr., hosted the Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2019. This event is held annually and is free and open to the public.
The day started off with a remembrance ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post. The Memorial Day Parade kicked off at noon and featured such participants as Greece Post 468 Color Guard, local Legion Posts and Veteran groups, the Rochester Honor Flight, Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board, Elected Officials, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout Troops, Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments, Greece Athena Marching Band, the Taekwondo School, Dependable Medical Transportation, and the Rochester Street Machines.
Following the parade was the Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. During the Ceremony, Supervisor Bill Reilich and American Legion Post Number 468 Commander George Dadson, Jr. gave remarks in memory of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price. Supervisor Reilich also recognized all in the crowd who have had their names engraved on the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall. All in attendance had the opportunity to visit the Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Greece Town Hall, where 13 new veteran names were recently inscribed. Conflict names were read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving our country. Those reading conflict names were Assemblyman Peter Lawrence, Senator Joe Robach, Councilman Mike Barry, Councilman Bill Murphy, Councilman Josh Jensen, Councilwoman Diana Christodaro, and Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon. A beautiful rendition of America the Beautiful was sung by Marisa DeMario and the Greece Post 468 Color Guard performed the Presentation of Colors and the Laying of Wreaths and Gun Salute. The day concluded with a luncheon hosted by the American Legion Post at 344 Dorsey Road.
“Since the dedication of our Veteran’s Memorial Wall on May 31, 1999, we have added thousands of names to the wall” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “The Town of Greece is honored to have so many brave men and women who have fought for our freedom and our great Nation. It is my privilege to pay tribute to all Greece residents, and all of our military men and women throughout our country, who so selflessly served our nation”.