Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, in conjunction with American Legion Post No. 468 and Cmdr. George Dadson Jr., recently hosted the town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony.
The free day of events started with a remembrance ceremony hosted by American Legion. The parade kicked off at noon with participants such as Greece Post 468 Color Guard, Legion posts, Rochester Honor Flight, Monroe County Veteran Services, Reilich and Greece town board, elected officials, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, fire and police departments, ambulance services, marching bands, the taekwondo school, Lucky Tikes day care and Rochester Street Machines.
The town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony took place in the Pavilion at Greece Town Hall. During the ceremony, Reilich, Dadson and Cheryl Dinolfo, county executive, gave remarks in memory of those who served the U.S. and paid the ultimate price. Conflict names were read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving their country.
All in attendance had the opportunity to visit the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Town Hall, where 26 new veteran names were inscribed recently. The day ended with a luncheon hosted by American Legion Post.
“Since the dedication of our Veterans Memorial Wall on May 31, 1999, we have added thousands of names to the wall,” Reilich said. “The town of Greece is honored to have so many brave men and women who have fought for our freedom and our great nation. It is my privilege to pay tribute to all Greece residents, and all of our military men and women throughout our country who so selflessly serve our nation.”