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Veterans Memorial Dedicated at Hemlock NY

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Hemlock NY Gets Veteran’s Memorial

From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 31 May 1950

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Hemlock - Memorial Day services here included dedication of a new and unique memorial monument.

Built from a huge granite mill stone which as been in the community for more than half a century, the stone symbolizes the old-time flour milling industry which helped to found the village in its present site at the foot of Hemlock Lake.

The many visitors from Rochester who pass through Hemlock to the lake which furnishes a large portion of the city water supply will be able to see the stone mounted on a permanent base on Route 15A in front of Hemlock High School.

The stone which commemorates the service and sacrifice of World War 2 veterans especially honors Claude Abbey, Carl Drain and Elbert Knapp, the three service men from the community who were killed in service.

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Participating in the service were the American Legion, the Boy Scouts of America, the Hemlock school band and various local residents. Matt Barry, superintendent of the Rochester Water Works, largely was responsible for the commemoration service and lasting memorial.

The Veteran’s Memorial is registered as an American Legion Veteran’s Memorial Site which can be seen at this link:
American Legion Registered Veteran’s Memorial.

Newspaper articles from FultonHistory.com

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