Past Post Commander Gary Gavenda gave welcoming remarks. Genesee County Chaplain Don Nagle offered an invocation, which was followed by a POW-MIA Ceremony. Then Post Commander Donald Schafer gave opening remarks, followed by remarks by Dick Ladd, whose idea it was to hold such an event. He addressed the “Special Guests of Honor” and set the stage for the remainder of the event. Post Adjutant Don Vescovi read off the “Roll Call” of the World War II veterans in attendance. They came from Batavia, Pavilion, Stafford, Bergen and LeRoy.
A short presentation was given by “Honor Flight-Rochester” outlining the details for WW II Veterans to travel to Washington, D.C, to visit the WWII Memorials and other attractions. This was followed by a “social hour”.
The closing ceremony included a ”Remembrance of those no longer with us…” by Post Chaplain Gary Bassett, followed by playing of “Taps” by Samantha Platek. All joined in to the “Salute to the Colors,” which was followed by the singing of “God Bless America” led by Jenna Diskin and Chaplain Bassett.