Weekly Feature

2017-11-09 / Editorial

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Orchard Park Editor

VETERANS CELEBRATION — Two events will take place in Orchard Park this weekend to salute veterans for Veterans Day.

The Orchard Park Library will be turned into a shrine to honor veterans and military personnel from a variety of American conflicts.

“Honoring All Who Served,” present- ed by the library and the Orchard Park Historical Society, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov, 12, in the library’s meeting room, 4570 S. Buffalo St.

Members of the society have spent the entire week setting up the multimedia display, which will include medals from World War II, framed letters from Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, a WWII helmet and ammunition boxes, gas masks and bayonets from World War I, a Civil War rifle, two cannonballs from the War of 1812, camouflage netting and uniforms from the Marines, Navy and Air Force.

If you have a family member or friend who served or just have an interest in historical artifacts, be sure to make your way to the library this week.

The Municipal Center will also hold a ceremony to honor veterans on Veterans Day.

The “Wall of Heroes,” which honors Orchard Park residents for their service and is located on the first floor of the Municipal Center, will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Organizers are planning a short ceremony for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, inside the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.

More information on both events can be found in separate stories in this week’s Bee.

ON THE CAMPUS — One of our popular features is the campus news. Parents enjoy sharing the continued success of their children with the community and reading about their children’s former classmates. Teachers enjoy keeping track of what their former students are doing. And the students themselves like to know that their hometown paper still cares about them.

We receive the news for “On the Campus” in two ways. Some schools send us lists of everyone from Orchard Park who made the dean’s list or graduated. Parents or students can also submit the information to The Bee, and this is the best course of action if you want to be certain the news is published.

Space constraints and deadlines mean that all of our campus news may not get published immediately. We always make it a priority, but we must receive it before the next semester begins.

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