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October 20, 2018



Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow and Lieutenant Commander Bryan Killbride Syracuse Recruiting Company, sign the agreement.

U.S. Army and The Port City Partner Up

Historic Oswego wrote another chapter in its centuries old relationship with the U.S. Army. Representatives from the Army and the city of Oswego signed a partnership agreement August 23 as part of the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success program. The partnership will guarantee U.S. Army veterans a job interview when they apply for any city government job opportunity.

Youth, Veterans, Fire Department Work Together To Place Graveside Flags For Veterans

For the fourth year, the Fulton boys’ lacrosse team paired with the Fulton American Legion to place flags on the graves of all buried veterans resting at Mount Adnah and St. Mary’s cemeteries. Put together along with the cooperation and guidance of the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. and Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, the group has grown to incorporate more volunteers. This year, the Fulton Fire Department volunteered its time as several firefighters participated to help honor the heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice. For the youth, veterans, firemen, all individuals who participated, the consensus was clear: it’s an honor.

Leighton Students Honor Veterans

At a special program the day before Veterans’ Day, Leighton Elementary welcomed several veterans to a patriotic program that involved the entire school. Several of the veterans received special honors from their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are students at FLS.

Civil War Veterans Honored

Civil War Veterans Honored

On Memorial Day, Monday May 30, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War honored the men and women who served in the Army and Navy during the American Civil War 1861-1865.

Oswego Salutes Its Fallen Heroes

Earlier in the day during Monday’s ceremonies, flowers and wreaths were placed at the area’s parks and cemeteries.

Oswego veterans were joined by dozens in Veterans’ Memorial Park Monday to pay tribute to their fallen comrades. A small, poignant ceremony was held earlier at the west end of the Utica Street Bridge to honor Gold Star Mothers.

Oz Roller Girls Roll Out Community Support

Meals via wheels - members of the Oz Roller Girls present Major Corinne Hayes of the Oswego Salvation Army with canned goods and other non-perishable food items collected from the community to support the local organization's food services. A portion of proceeds from that bout also supported the local Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.

The Oz Roller Girls, the community’s new flat-track women’s roller derby league, has blocked out time to address a number of community causes, from hunger to veteran support to animal welfare. Leading up to their first bout, the team mounted a food drive to support the Oswego Salvation Army food services that help hungry families in the community.

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