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People gather to commemorate Veterans' Day

Posted at: 11/12/2012 9:13 PM
Updated at: 11/12/2012 9:59 PM

Many people came together Monday to remember and say thank you to all our veterans.

Nazareth College hosted an event featuring several speakers and awards were given to honor those who served our country.

Laura Stradley, Monroe County Veterans Services Agency, said, “Today we renew the commitment that America has made to those who served, and in countless ceremonies just like this, repeated across America, Americans are pausing to remember our veterans. over he course of the last 237 years of independence, these patriots have stood watch over our liberty. from bunker hill to Baghdad, we are the beneficiaries of their determination to uphold the democratic beliefs upon which our nation was founded."

Honors handed out included the Nazareth College Service to Veterans , Lifetime Service to Veterans and the "Lead from the Front" Awards.

Battle of the Bulge

Veterans from the Battle of the Bulge gathered inside the Port of Rochester Monday morning.

The battle turned back a major German offensive and helped to end the war. 19,000 Americans were killed in that battle which lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945.

The local chapter had to deactivate several years ago, because many of the members had passed away.