Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, in conjunction with the American Legion Post Number 468, hosted the Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony yesterday. This event is hosted annually and is open to the public.
The day started off with a remembrance ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post. The Memorial Day Parade kicked off at noon and featured such participants as Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board, Elected Officials, Legion Posts, the Rochester Honor Flight, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, Fire and Police Departments, Ambulance Services, Marching Bands, the Taekwondo School, Rochester Street Machines, and many more. Following the parade was the Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. During the Ceremony, Supervisor Bill Reilich and American Legion Post Commander Number 468 Mark Ostrander gave remarks in memory of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price. Conflict names were also read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving our country. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to visit the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Greece Town Hall, where 28 new veteran names were recently inscribed. The day concluded with a post event luncheon hosted by the American Legion.
“Since the dedication of our Veteran’s Memorial Wall on May 31, 1999, we have added thousands of names to the wall.” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “The Town of Greece is honored to have so many brave men and women who have fought for our freedoms and our great Nation. It is my privilege to pay tribute to all Greece residents, and all of our military men and women, who served our country.”