Company F Statue Installation

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 the bronze statue was finally installed in it’s final resting place, atop the sandstone monument. About 40 on-lookers including friends and the family of Bill Menz, Company F veterans’ daughters and members of the community were on hand to witness it being moved from it’s …

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William Menz, 1932-2018

William “Bill” Menz of Medina passed away July 16, 2018 at his home after a lengthy battle with asbestosis and heart disease. Bill was born March 1, 1932 to the late Arthur & Alice (Bates) Menz in Buffalo, NY. He was a 1950 graduate of Burgard Vocational High School, Buffalo, …

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Visit to UB Foundry, 7/5/18

The Company F Memorial Committee and family members visited the University of Buffalo Foundry on July 5th to view the progress of the casting process. The major components of the Company F statue have been cast in bronze. Each weighing in between 100 and 300 pounds. The smaller components such as …

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The Stamp of Approval

One year and 11 days after commissioning artist Brian Porter, the Company F Monument committee approved the full scale model which will now be moved to the University of Buffalo’s foundry for the mold and casting process. Chairman Bill Menz led a group of skilled craftsmen and committee members to visit …

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Statue Progress

Company F Memorial Chairman Bill Menz and staff (Cathy Fox and Lynne Menz) have been making monthly visits to the studio of sculptor, Brian Porter to document the progress on the Company F Soldier. It has been an impressive journey as we witness it’s evolution and Brian shares his inspiration …

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Company F Display at the YMCA

A 6-panel historical display has found its permanent location at the Orleans YMCA.  Researched by Orleans County Historian Matt Ballard, designed by Renee Lama and printed by the Print Shop, the Company F History panels were originally on display at the Cobblestone Museum in 2016. The “moving wall” was then …

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