CSEA Region 6 Veterans Day Ceremony

On November 11th, 1919, President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words:”To us America, the reflection of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the county’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it was freed us and because of the opportunity  it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”  The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11AM, with the day also marked by parades and public meetings.


Presentation of names of CSEA Veterans who have passed


Amy Owezarczak, CSEA Chairwoman – Western Region Veterans Committee

Tim Finnigan, Master of Cermonies – CSEA Western Region 2nd Vice President

Flo Trippi, CSEA Western Region 6 President


Bob Pyjas, Officer Liason – Western Region Veterns Committee

Brian W. Roche, USCR(R) – Buffalo & Erie Conty Navel Park

John Mudie, President – Buffalo Labor Councel

Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo

Mark Schroeder, Comptroller – City of Buffalo

Kevin Hardwick, Legislator – 4th District

Senator Tim Kennedy, 63rd Senate District

Assemblywoman Monica Wallace, Assembly District 143

Pat Burke, Legislator – 7th Senate District


The Laying of the Wreath to Honor our Veterans

Reception to Follow

Because of You, Unknown Soldier
By Courtney Tanabe

Because of you, I am here
Because of you, I am able to live freely

Yet I do not know you
And I have not done anything for you

But there you stand, ready to fight
And there you are prepared to die
For me

You’ve fought before
And you’ll fight again
For someone you don’t know

So thank you Unknown Soldier
Fighting for me

I’m here because of you
And I owe my future to you