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Victor hosts Veterans Memorial dedication event with local, regional leaders

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On June 14 Victor Veterans, elected officials, Town and Village staff, and residents gathered to  dedicate the Victor Veterans Memorial Garden. This project was the collaboration of the James Cooke Post 931 American Legion and the Town and Village of Victor. 

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A Veteran’s monument was installed in this location when the Town Hall was built in 2008. The  original installation had the monument facing the building with a small park surrounding it – Civic Park. 

“I can’t think of a better way to remember the men and women who have made our freedom possible,” said Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren. 

The American Legion members approached the Town board about turning the monument around so that  it could be seen from the street and adding elements to the monument that would enhance it and make the area more inviting to the public.  

“The Victor Veterans Memorial Garden is a beautiful tribute honoring the brave men and women who  answered the call the serve our country and who dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms. Thank  you to the American Legion, the Town and Village of Victor, and all those involved in remembering our  veterans in this special way. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten,” said State Sen. Pam Helming.

The project team worked with Finger Lakes Monument to design a new monument incorporating the  existing monument and adding a base to include bronze military emblems representing the six branches  of service. Army, Navy, Marine Corps., Airforce, Coast Guard and Space Force are all represented on  the new monument. 

“I was honored to be part of the dedication ceremony today. This is a wonderful tribute to those who  have served and sacrificed for us. They deserve our recognition and thanks. The veterans of the James Cooke Post and the leaders of the town and village have created a monument that will stand the test of  time. I applaud all those who worked to make today possible,” added State Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes.