To obtain funding, medical treatment or nursing home care for eligible veterans, their dependents or survivors which will enable them to continue their quality of life without resorting to Social Services funding. To provide information, assistance and advocacy for claimants in actions or claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or state and local veterans-related entitlements.
CNY VETERANS PARADE & EXPO
Veterans Job Fair
Parade Sign Up
Serving CNY Awards
DESERT STORM APPRECIATION DAY
KEEP THE SPIRIT OF '45 ALIVE
“KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ‘45 ALIVE“
A CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE END OF WWII
WITH ONONDAGA COUNTY AND THE ONCENTER PRESENTED BY SRC, INC.
SYRACUSE, NY – Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and The Oncenter announce “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive”; an opportunity to celebrate both the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII and the service of our veterans, presented by SRC, Inc. on Friday, August 14th.
Recognized in 2010 by the US House of Representatives, National Spirit of ’45 Day is observed on the second Sunday of August each year and pays tribute to the brave men and women who served our country during World War II. Known as “the Greatest Generations Greatest Day,” August 14th, 1945 signified victory over Japan and the end of World War II as well as the beginning of a new era in the United States.
The National Spirit of ’45 Day carries an annual call for re-dedication of the “Greatest Generation’s” memories and accomplishments, sacrifices and continuing courage. SRC, Inc. will join Onondaga County and The Oncenter to keep the spirit alive by hosting a day of Remembrance in the War Memorial Arena and adjacent Everson Plaza.
The day’s festivities include:
• Self-guided tours of Veteran displays - 11am-7pm, War Memorial
• Unveiling of a NEW commemorative WWII display - 11:30am, Second Floor of the War Memorial
• Ice Cream Social, Free for Veterans! [while supplies last] – 2pm-4pm,
Assembly Hall of the War Memorial
• Informal Wreath Laying Ceremony – 2pm-4pm, Everson Plaza
• ‘Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive’ Celebration (40’s Themed Party) –
4pm- 7pm, Everson Plaza
For more information and a schedule of the day’s activities, visit www.oncenter.org.
Individuals and local organizations are encouraged to join us in Keeping the Spirit of ’45 Alive!
Interested groups may contact The Oncenter by calling 315.435.8000
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the National Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive Campaign.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
29th Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies to be held at the Onondaga County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Sunday May 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker will be Vice-Chancellor of Syracuse University for Veterans and Military Affairs Dr. J. Michael Hanie.
THE CNY VVA 103 MEMORIAL DAY WATCHFIRE
The next Watchfire has been scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 in the Veterans Memorial Watchfire Park, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. The Watchfire ceremony and lighting of the pyre commence at dusk, but do go earlier to get a good spot! Food and drink vendors will be on-site.
SALT CITY BBQ FESTIVAL
On Saturday May 16 (Armed Forces Day) the first Salt City BBQ Festival was held. It brought more than 20 barbecue teams from across the country to compete in a nationally-sanctioned BBQ Competition. This event was a fundraiser for PHOENIX PHILOSOPHIES, a local 501(c) (3) charity which purchases and renovates homes for homeless veterans in Syracuse.
Salt City BBQ Festival
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