To the editor:
On Thursday, March 30, I had the honor of co-hosting our second ceremony honoring our Vietnam veterans at the James Harvey Squire American Legion Post in Cicero with Commander Lisle “Buzz” Porter and former commander Mark Adams. With me were many of our Cicero team members, including Tax Receiver Sharon Edick, Town Clerk Tracy Cosilmon, Councilor Dick Cushman (himself a two-tour Vietnam vet), Councilor Jon Karp and County Legislator Tim Burtis.
As many of you know, last year, the town of Cicero joined more than 8,000 states, communities, businesses and organizations for the Commemorative Partner Program for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Commemorative Partner Program assists in thanking our Vietnam veterans and their families in their hometowns.
Over 35 Vietnam veterans were honored, including former Town Councilor Lynn Jennings. I am proud and honored, on behalf of the town of Cicero, to have had the opportunity to thank and honor those men and women for their service. We recognize that they have served our country with honor, integrity and courage. For this great service for our nation, we are sincerely grateful.
Supervisor, Town of Cicero