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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.


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