Honoring Our Veterans

Street Legacy Photos

On November 7, 2020 at 10:00am the Cemetery and Foundation Board Members of the Historic Concordia Cemetery located at 438 Walden Avenue hosted a Veterans Day Program. Foundation Board President Diane Pesch-Savatteri welcomed all in attendance which included telling the History of the Historic Concordia Cemetery. Foundation Board Member Claudette Rogers said a Prayer and AMVETS Post 24 post member Andy Finley played TAPS on his bugle at the end of the ceremony in honor of the brave men and women that served this country!  

District 1 Erie County Legislator Howard J. Johnson Jr. also a military Veteran and Fillmore District Council Member Mitchell P. Nowakowski participated in the ceremony along with Scoutmaster Randy Siejak and members of Saint John Kanty Church’s Boy Scout Troop 104 by placing United States Flags on the graves of the soldiers that served in the various wars honoring the veterans for Veterans Day.

Proud family members of veterans interred at the cemetery were able to place a United States Flag on the graves of their loved ones. Some family members while placing the flags did so with tears in their eyes. Members of the Johnetta R. Cole AMVETS Post No. 24 also proudly placed a United States Flag at the grave of Johnetta R. Cole the post’s name sake. Due to the Covid-19 virus social distancing was in place and face masks were worn.