MATTYDALE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — In Mattydale, it wasn’t just about remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Those with American Legion Post 1832 dedicated a new veterans memorial and flagpole at the post.
“This is something that families can always come and see, it’s open to the public, we’re never gonna fence it off or anything. We just want the people to have someplace where their family member can be recognized for their service,” said Ted Holz, Commander of American Legion Post 1832.
“We need to support our military. They’re there because they’re protecting our freedom and our rights, so we need to do whatever we can in our community and we don’t have to have served. We can do events like these or help out in other ways and just help our military and our veterans. I think everyone should chip in,” said Karen St. Hilaire, Chair of the Department of New York Americanism.
The memorial also has bricks, which people can buy in memory of a family member who served or gave their lives for our country.