Monday, September 01, 2014 - 3:40:26 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Memorial Day Ceremonies Highlight Morning in Johnson City and Endicott

Memorial Day parades in Johnson City and Endicott celebrated the lives of veterans who have fought and served for our country.

"It's a very nice day. My brother was 19 years old when he was killed in World War II. I come mainly to remember him and it means a lot to me," said Johnson City Korean War Veteran Bill Mizera.

Many families paid their respect and honored the men and women who have put the uniform on to fight in war.

"It was my privileged to serve my country. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would. It was just one of those things, I loved it," said Johnson City Vietnam Veteran Dave Shaw.

"It's nice to get some recognition. People are very congenial and they all congratulate you and everything. It's really good to know that your service meant something," said Mizera. 

"It's terrific! They came and shook my hand and said, "Hey, Korea?" And someone will say, "You're still around?" I said, "Yeah, we hang in there, " said Union Korean War Veteran Paul Gonzalez.

Now Gonzalezís family served in the Canadian and American armed forces. He had five brothers serve and his wife also served which is why today is very emotional for him.

"I am thinking about my brothers. They are all gone now," said Gonzalez.

In Endicott, the entire community was wearing red, white, and blue. The Vets still come to Veteran Park every year to remember their friends that have fallen in the line of duty.

"This park is like a sacred park because I feel this is the burial ground for somebody overseas or in foreign countries."

Three other parades took place in Binghamton, Whitney Point, and Owego.


VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Endicott, Johnson City or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


PA Police Say Missing Teen Matches Description of Body Found VIEW VIDEO
Pennsylvania State Police have found a body that has matched the description a missing teen. 17-year old Zamien Benditt-Parkes has been missing for two weeks.  Around 11:15 Saturday morning,... more

Impact of Prospect Mountain Construction on Labor Day Travel VIEW VIDEO
If you plan on traveling this labor day, you might have to drive through Prospect Mountain... Construction on the mountain is said to be moving along steadily, and it's about 75%... more

Local Music Booster Club Raises Money at JC Field Days VIEW VIDEO
Rides, music, and games are just a few of the activities that take place at the annual Johnson City Field Days, but one local school is hoping to take advantage of the heavy populated day, to help... more

Downtown Student Kick-Off Acquaints Students with Local Businesses VIEW VIDEO
Learning where to eat, or shop, could be daunting for BU students new to the area. Fortunately, an organization of students called CommuniKey  and Twin River Commons are making sure students are... more

Carousels Coming to a Close this Labor Day Weekend VIEW VIDEO
Did you get a chance to ride one of the county's six carousels? Well, if not, you may have to wait until Halloween.   Since the Johnson family built the carousels decades ago, they have had a... more

Ithaca Police Investigate Stabbing VIEW VIDEO
Ithaca police are still investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning. The incident happened just before one 1 a.m. on the 300 block of Hillview Place. Ithaca police say one... more

Pennsylvania State Police Investigate New Milford Burglary
Pennsylvania State Police are still looking for information on a burglary that happened between Thursday evening and Friday morning in Gibson. Police say the incident happened at Lackawanna... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...