Towns of Sweden and Clarkson establish Wall of Honor

Published July 9th, 2007 by Town Of Sweden

Active duty military service members and those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq will be recognized on a Wall of Honor at the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Road. The Town Boards of Sweden and Clarkson established the Wall of Honor by resolution at their June 26 meetings.

“We should be ever cognizant of the sacrifices the members of the United States military and their families have made during this war, particularly those from our own community and we should remain aware of the sacrifices made by members of the United States military and their families wherever they may serve,” states the resolution.

Sweden Supervisor Nat O. Lester, III suggested establishing the Wall of Honor at the Community Center where it may be more visible than at either town hall. “It’s important that we keep our military men and women in our thoughts and prayers on a daily basis,” Lester said.

Clarkson Supervisor Paul Kimball asked resident Jackie Smith to help gather information about Clarkson service members. “It’s a privilege for me to be involved in helping to honor the men and women serving our country,” Smith said.

The public is invited to submit photographs and short biographies of active duty service members and those who have previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who are residents or whose families are residents of Sweden or Clarkson. Clarkson residents should mail submissions to Smith’s attention at the Clarkson Town Hall, PO Box 858 Clarkson, NY 14430; Sweden residents should send submissions to Supervisor, Sweden Town Hall, 18 State Street Brockport, NY 14420. Smith and Lester can be contacted at 637-8039 and 637-7588 respectively.