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Hometown Heroes

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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 Thom Randall

NORTHERN WARREN COUNTY | Within a few months, the images of past and present local U.S. military personnel will be prominently displayed alongside main roadways in the towns of Chester and Horicon, as a result of a program initiated by a local... Read more

The Sun

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Photo by Sarah Elizabeth Morris

PLATTSBURGH | The American Cancer Society’s popular community charity Relay for Life was back in Plattsburgh June 14 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. The 23rd annual event ran from 6 p.m. to midnight with the theme of Disney’s “Wish Upon a Cure." 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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    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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    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.