On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross held a brunch and information exchange event at the Palmyra VFW.  Over fifty people attended the morning festivities.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross held a brunch and information exchange event at the Palmyra VFW.  Over fifty people attended the morning festivities.

“It was an opportunity for the American Red Cross to say thank you to those in attendance that have so bravely sacrificed their time so that we can continue to have the freedoms we experience every day” stated American Red Cross Executive Director James Love.

In addition to the American Red Cross presenting information on the local emergency communication and loan programs for military families, representatives from the Homes For Heroes, Wayne County Action program, Blue Star Moms, Wayne County Veterans Administration, and the Epilepsy Foundation presented and provided literature to the attendees.

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio was also present at the event and in addition to thanking the attending veterans and family members, he provided information regarding the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seneca County and the new law legislation (S.6799) he fought to enact that allows the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to place a distinguishing mark on a driver’s license, or non-driver ID, to indicate its holder is a veteran.

The Red Cross plans on holding these special military family events twice a year. The next one will be sometime in late April or early May.

The American Red Cross would like to thank the following organizations and people for making this event a success: Palmyra VFW, Palmyra VFW Women’s Auxiliary, General Sarge Program, Palmyra American Legion, Wayne Cap, Homes for Heroes, Newark Wal-Mart, Wayne County Blue Star Moms, Epilepsy Foundation, Wayne County Veterans Affairs, Wayne County Supervisor Chairman James Hoffman, and the Red Cross Military Family Support Committee.