Veterans Connections

World War II veterans gather for the last time

The remaining members of a group of local World War II veterans gathered for a final ceremony to remember their experiences and those of their fellow...
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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:27am
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Local WWII veteran, Pete DuPre, among those at ceremonies in France marking the end of WWI

A Fairport man got a shout-out from President Trump during ceremonies held in France on Sunday to mark the 100 th anniversary of the end of WWI. Pete...
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Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:50am
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A journey from pain to purpose: A local veteran finds peace on a farm

On this Veterans Day, a local veteran is reflecting on his long, difficult journey back to civilian life and the ultimate success he found thanks to a...
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Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:12am
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Honoring veterans in Rochester at the War Memorial

This is the 100 th anniversary of what has also been called Armistice Day, a day that was originally established to mark the end of World War I. But of...
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Sun, 11/11/2018 - 6:19am
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World War I tribute hosted in Rochester

Early Sunday morning, The Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums hosted a World War I tribute. The "Battles Over" ceremony began at 5:45 am in...
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Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:51pm
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End of Korean War remembered as remains of service members who died in Korea are returned home

Veterans from across the Rochester area were in Perinton on Friday for a ceremony marking the 65 th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This was...
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Sat, 07/28/2018 - 2:10am
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Soaring Valor Program shares the stories of WWII

29 Rochester-area World War II veterans boarded a plane Wednesday morning to New Orleans, where they will receive a hero's welcome, then visit the...
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Wed, 07/25/2018 - 1:32pm
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Groundbreaking kicks off renovations at Canandaigua VA Medical Center

The Canandaigua VA Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to launch the construction of a new outpatient clinic space. The project was...
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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:34am
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Monroe County Veterans Service Agency wants to help more veterans access benefits

The County of Monroe is urging local veterans to visit the Veterans Service Agency to make sure they’re receiving the entirety of their benefits earned...
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Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:01pm
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Community members recall Cray's tireless dedication to local veterans

Members of the Rochester community say local veterans owe a debt a gratitude to Tom Cray, founder of the Veterans Outreach Center. Cray died of brain...
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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:13pm
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