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Hometown Hero

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Photo by Thom Randall

WARRENSBURG | Town of Chester Supervisor Craig Leggett gazed up at two banners — hanging side-by-side on a utility pole in Pottersville — depicting local veterans Harry Smith Jr. and his father Harry Smith. Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Sarah Elizabeth Morris

PLATTSBURGH | Throughout the Town of Plattsburgh, banners are proudly displayed along the sides of roads, specifically Smithfield Boulevard, Plaza Boulevard and on the Route 3-22B split from Hammond Lane. Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Tim Rowland

PORT HENRY | LeRoy Vanderhoof served in the Navy during World War II, and was a signalman aboard the amphibious LSMR-190 during the battle of Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Tim Rowland

TICONDEROGA | As Memorial Day approached, the Hometown Heroes banner project came to Ticonderoga last week, as images of local soldiers went up on town utility poles as a proud band of veterans and supporters followed along. Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Elizabeth Izzo

PLATTSBURGH | Bernard Amell lived a long and full life. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Submissions are being sought for the Town of Plattsburgh’s new “Hometown Heroes” banner program. Read more

The Sun

Many thanks to the “Hometown Heroes,” Ticonderoga VFW No. 146 and Ticonderoga American Legion No. 224 at this recent Ticonderoga Town Board Meeting, well attended by vets. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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Photo by  Pete DeMola

WILLSBORO | Willsboro’s “Hometown Heroes” banner organizers will host a fundraiser Saturday, July 28 at Indian Bay Marina in Willsboro from noon to 8 p.m. Read more

The Sun

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Keith Lobdell

MORIAH | Keith Mero is amazed by the outpourings of support for his project to help honor local veterans. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Ryan Wood was lying on the ground, unconscious and bleeding, when Plattsburgh City Police Corporal Craig Hilchey arrived. Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Lohr McKinstry

MORIAH | Combat Veterans Association member Keith Mero has a plan to place banners with faces of local military veterans on utility poles around town. Read more

The Sun

My daughter and her family were impressed by Willsboro’s Hometown Heroes banners when they were visiting here from Freeport, ME. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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KEESEVILLE — Pictures of veterans will soon line the streets of Keeseville. Read more

The Sun

It’s my favorite time of year again! Read more

Letters to the Editor

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    Gathering to honor Harry Bollback (front, center) at the Sept. 30 installation of his ‘Hometown Hero’ banner in Pottersville, were family members (rear, left to right): John Nelson, Suely Cecil, Cindi Bollback, Larry Bollback, and Elizabeth Nelson.

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    Harry Bollback expresses thanks to area citizens for their friendship and support through the years during a ceremony Sept. 30 in Pottersville honoring him for his service to the nation. Event emcee Harry Brundage, Commander of VFW Post 5513, holds the microphone.

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    Larry Bollback (left and town employee Brett Hitchcock install a banner recognizing Larry’s father, Harry Bollback, for his service in the Marine Corps in World War II. Harry served in combat as a radio operator in the Battle of Peleliu, in which 9,800 U.S. soldiers died or were wounded — about 40 percent of all American forces deployed there. The banner hangs on a utility pole in Pottersville at the intersection of Route 9 and Glendale Road.