Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by the Greece Town Board, Senator Joe Robach, Legislator Brian Marianetti, Greece Justice Shannon O’Keefe-Pero, Greece American Legion Post #468 Commander Mark Ostrander, the Color Guard, and other members of the Greece Legion Post for a special renaming and unveiling ceremony. Supervisor Reilich announced that the park formally known as “Badgerow Park North” has been officially renamed to “Veteran’s Memorial Park”, in honor of the great men and women of our military who serve our country.
“Today was truly a special day as we officially dedicated the park to be known from this day forward as Veteran’s Memorial Park. This portion of the park was formerly known as Badgerow Park North. The other part of this park with access from Latta Road is known as Badgerow Park South, and it will remain named after military service member George Badgerow. George Badgerow was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran and a 62-year member of the American Legion. He actually went door-to-door to raise money to build Post #468 in Greece”. said Supervisor Reilich. “I know there are many stories of bravery and service shown from thousands of military men and women who call this great Town of Greece home, and I am honored to re-dedicate this park to honor all of the veterans that have served and are currently serving our nation”.
Veteran’s Memorial Park connects to Badgerow Park South on Latta Road by an extensive trail system. The 33 acre park contains tennis and basketball courts, a softball field, a multi-purpose field, a toddler playground, and an open shelter for parties. The numerous amenities make this a widely-used park in the Town of Greece. Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at 4614 Dewey Avenue.
“Thank you to our Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board for making this Veteran’s Memorial Park possible. This is a proud moment in our Town’s history. Today, the Town of Greece not only thanks and honors our Veterans for their service, we are also dedicating a particular place to recognize and remember Veterans who have served our country in times of war and in times of peace. Our values and our love of and demand for liberty and justice stand safe today because of the brave men and women who were and remain ready to face intense, severe, and dangerous challenges. The residents of the Town of Greece and American Legion Greece Post #468 thank each and every one of them”. said Commander Mark Ostrander.