Phase I

“Dedicated 14 October 2008 to properly honor those who passed through the Medina Armory and served their country in times of conflict”

The Company F Memorial Committee formed in 2007 as a grassroots effort to honor those who trained at the Medina Armory and served actively during time of conflict. It was a joint venture between the Orleans County Joint Veterans’ Council and Medina Sandstone Society. The committee also included family members of veterans as well as the generous support from several businesses and organizations listed below. They created a monument that was erected in the Summer of 2008 and dedicated October 14, 2008. Phase I of the monument creation was funded by grants and public donations from citizens and families of War Veterans. View list of Phase I supporters.

Company F Memorial Committee reviewing rosters in 2007: (seated L-R) Anne McElwee, Don Bensley and Kathy Iorio (standing L-R) Jim Freas, Bill Menz, Joe Franklin and Rich Glass.

Company F Memorial Committee reviewing rosters in 2007: (seated L-R) Anne McElwee, Don Bensley and Kathy Iorio (standing L-R) Jim Freas, Bill Menz, Joe Franklin and Rich Glass.

Company F Memorial Committee, 2007

Bill Menz: Chairman, Company C National Guard
Don Bensley: WWII Vet & Company C 1st Sergeant
Joe Franklin: Vietnam Veteran, Helicopter Pilot
Rich Glass: Company C Reserve Officer, National Guard
Jim Freas: Korean War Vet & Orleans County Joint Veterans Council
Carl Petronio: Company C National Guard
Ron Winans: Company C Master Sergeant
Ann McElwee: Daughter of WWII Vet, Corporal Donald McElwee
Cathy Fox: Daughter of WWII Vet, Private Robert Raymondjack
Kathy Iorio: Daughter of WWII Vet, Private Alfred Whittleton
Charlie Slack: Medina Sandstone Society

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are especially grateful for the support of the community, businesses and organizations for their contributions to make Phase I of this project possible:

Orleans County Joint Veterans Council
Butts-Clark American Legion Post 204
Lincoln Memorial Post 1483 VFW
Sons of the American Legion Post 204
Medina Sandstone Society
Medina Historical Society
Lake Plains YMCA, Brian Payne, Dean Bellack, Owen Toale, John Heveron and Board Members
Jim Bensley & Wayne Hale, Orleans County Planning, Development & Tourism
Medina Savings & Loan
Carl & Craig Phinney, Phinney Tool & Die
Cliff Fuller, Monument design
Lynne Menz, OCI Partners Web site & plaque designs
John Fuller, Concrete Construction
David Fuller, Concrete Construction
Bonnie & Tim Payne of Oak Orchard Concrete Co.
Bill Jones Mason
Galle Memorial Studio
ASI Modulex & Karin Yocum
Roberts Farm Market
Jim & Margaret Lustumbo, Lakewood Village
Mrs. Rita Fox for her WWII Scrapbook
Thermal Foam, Charles & Frank Wopperer Family
John Sawyer, Western NY Energy
Bob Bracey Tents
Journal Register
Ginny Kropf & the Batavia Daily
Joe LaBarbera-VA Med Ctr. Carpenter Shop
Senator George Maziarz
Assemblyman Steve Hawley
The Curtis Foundation
Dr. Dale Sponaugly for Medina Sandstone
Mrs. Donald Hare, Kent, NY for Medina Sandstone
The Petitt Family for Medina Sandstone
Maureen, Lee & Gary Blackburn for Medina Sandstone
Jordan Rath Masonry for Medina Sandstone
Village of Medina, Mayor Adam Tabelski & Board
Village of Medina Dept. of Public Works
Town of Ridgeway Highway Dept.
Town of Shelby Highway Dept.
Somerset Lumber Co., Medina, NY
Allied Group, Brockport, NY & Carl Petronio
Mark Weld, Weld Signs
John Kage, Ironman Welding
Zacher Brothers
Ace Flag Poles
Ray Guzik
Rev. Emily J. Frank, St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran
Rev. Joseph Fifagrowicz, Sacred Heart
Rev. James Maxwell
Takeform Architectural Graphics, Medina, NY
Artist Eric Valley
Boy Scout Andrew Inchoe, parents Cindy & Jonathan Inchoe & the Fiego Family for landscaping

View list of Phase I financial supporters.

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