Memorial Day thank-yous

To the editor:

As on each Memorial Day, the Veterans Memorial Association remembers the sacrifices our fallen heroes have made in providing freedoms for all. In keeping with our custom, the VMA hosts a luncheon, open to the public at our club at 202 Broadway. This year was no exception, despite the inclement weather.

As such, we would like to thank all our volunteers from the VFW, the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion. We also extend our gratitude to Rev. Patrick Ratigan for delivering the POW/MIA remembrance. A special thank-you is offered to Jill and John Brockway, owners of Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear, and Cathy and Jeff Romano, owners of Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake, for “preparing and donating” all the salads served at our annual event. Finally, the VMA board would like to thank all our guests who were able to attend this year’s luncheon, and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Patrick Redman

VMA board president

Saranac Lake