memorial day


Local officials took part in a ceremony on Monday for a War on Terror Memorial to be built in Rochester.

In his remarks before the groundbreaking, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said the structure, which is being built near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park, will honor the lives of those who have died in overseas conflicts since 1990. 

“This is an important and emotional day for the countless people who worked tirelessly to make this day possible,” said Bello.


Monroe County officials and representatives of the veterans community will break ground Monday on the War on Terror Memorial at Highland Park.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic this will be a virtual ceremony, and it will be broadcast live starting at 11am on local TV stations and also streamed on the Facebook page of Monroe County Executive Adam Bello.

Remembering David Hochstein

May 24, 2020
Courtesy of The Hochstein School

 The Hochstein School is named for musician David Hochstein, whose legacy continues to live on more than a century after his death.

This musically inclined young man from Rochester was on his way to a successful international career, thanks to a chance encounter that changed his life.

We honor veterans this Memorial Day and welcome guests from Honor Flight Rochester. The non-profit organization flies veterans from the Greater Rochester area to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. To date, 2,231 veterans have flown on 47 "missions."  

The veterans joining us in studio share their Honor Flight experiences and reflect on their service to our nation. Our guests:

  • Major Peter Glennon, co-founder and chairman of Honor Flight Rochester, and U.S. Air Force veteran
  • Corporal John Woods, Army Air Corps., WWII veteran
  • Private First Class George Haines, Army scout in the Pacific, WWII veteran
  • First Class Petty Officer Bill Diesel, U.S. Navy, Korean War veteran

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the American Legion Post in Greece presented a Memorial Day Ceremony at Braddock Bay Monday.
Victoria Ferris from Greece Post 468 told the story of Corporal Jason Dunham, the upstate marine who jumped on a live grenade to save his fellow marines.
She said Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory of those who have given everything for their country.