Local World War II veterans gather to be recognized for their service
Watervliet Mayor Mike Manning said, "It's hard to get a group like this together to recognize them."
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unnamed veterans and unknown photographers. "We made sure to get everyone's name," he pointed out about taking the recent photos.
"It started out as something for just Watervliet residents and it grew from there," said the former Navy signalman who served in the Atlantic and the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. "I had initially expected 10 or 11 people. I didn't think the whole city would show up."
"This is a minute amount of recognition for what they all deserve. I'm thrilled everyone could make it. I admire what these veterans, and all veterans, have been able to accomplish," Prada Sunglasses Men 2016
said Charles Patricelli, an organizer of the event, which also included lunch at the Watervliet Senior Center.
and one that went around the Marshall Islands. He said one of the destroyers was hit by a kamikaze pilot on Dec. 7, 1944, three years to the day Pearl Harbor was attacked.
About 100 people attended the short ceremony which included taking pictures of the veterans from Prada Bags New each of the local communities including Watervliet, Cohoes, Green Island, Menands, and Troy.
Bob Gusberti of Watervliet had the idea of bringing together as many World War II veterans as possible in the area.
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"These men and women protected our way of life that we enjoy every day," said Acting Cohoes Mayor George Primeau, whose father was in World War II. "You can't help but say 'thank you.'"
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