Brasher veterans walk honors 2,000 from Tri-Town area who served going back to Revolutionary War
BRASHER FALLS -- The Veteran Memorial Walk in Brasher Falls has been completed in time for Memorial Day.
More than 2,000 Tri-Town veterans are recognized and honored for serving the country in every conflict from the Revolutionary War to those currently on active duty. The youngest was 13 years old. He and his father were wounded in the same battle during the Revolutionary War, said Jim Stickney, commander of the American Legion Post 514. Another veteran witnessed raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, Stickney said."A big thank you to NuMED employees who funded this $50,000 project and the volunteers who spent hundred of hours on the construction," Stickney said.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions, there will not be a Memorial Day public ceremony at the park this year. Post 514 will have a closed ceremony to honor veterans with the dignity and respect they have earned through their service and sacrifice.
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