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December 1, 2009

Oswego County Legislature Recognizes Veteran's Day

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Oswego County Legislature recognized all veterans during their November meeting. Special attention was paid to the contributions of our local veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. A certificate was presented to Fred Lockwood, vice chairman of the Oswego Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; Miles Becker on behalf of John Canale, chairman of the Oswego County Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; Legislator Paul Santore, District 16, on behalf of his deceased father Carmen Santore, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge; and Legislator Louella LeClair, District 25, on behalf of her deceased father Charles O. Griswold, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. At hand during the presentation was Donna Kestner, director of Oswego County Veterans' Service Agency and the Oswego County Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee. Pictured from left are Arthur Gearsbeck, District 6; Daniel Chalifoux, District 19; Committee Vice Chairwoman Barbara Brown, District 8; Committee Chairman John Proud, District 7; Becker; Lockwood; Kestner; Margaret Kastler, District 1; Paul Santore, District 16; Douglas Malone, District 20; and Louella LeClair, District 25.

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