Six Veterans were honored on Veterans Day by members of Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 along with members of Frank Acquavia Post 1344 and the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Honor Guard at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Dunkirk.
John O'Hara, Henry Bielat, Peter Scott, John Jesse, Ray Weaver and Frank Halicki, all veteran residents at St. Vincent's, were given gift certificates donated by Tim Hortons and presented by Dave and Gina Kron, owner-managers of the Tim Hortons stores in Dunkirk-Fredonia.
The ceremonies began with the lowering of the flag to half mast, followed by three volleys by the firing squad of the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Honor Guard and playing of Taps. Then the honors continued inside the facility with speeches and prayers by members of both posts and music by St. Vincent's staff.
Pictured are Chautauqua County Commander John Miga, First Vice County Commander Craig Sutton, Dave Kron, Gina Kron, Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 Commander Butch Piglowski and Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 Vice Commander Jack Hood at a presentation held at Tim Hortons store in Dunkirk.
A generous donation of coffee and donuts for all were served by Dave and Gina Kron following the ceremonies.
Dave and Gina Kron were later honored with a Certificate of Appreciation presented on behalf of the four million members of the American Legion Family. Presented by Post Commander Butch Pig-lowski, Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, and Sam Gerace, Post Commander, Frank Acquavia Post 1344. Also acknowledged were First Vice County Commander Craig Sutton, Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 Vice Commander Jack Hood, Financial Officer Jim Muscato Post 1344, Chaplains Sarah Harris of Post 1344 and Sandra Tapasto Dunkirk Joint Veterans Honor Guard for their participation making Veterans Day every day.