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The bell atop the Alexander Hose Company marker was rung and flowers were placed in the Mohawk Cemetery Monday evening during the company’s annual inspection and memorial services.
After an inspection in front of the firehouse, firefighters and members of the village board marched around the block, coming to a halt in front of the Alexander Hose Company marker on Columbia Street.
The Ilion Fire Department conducted its annual inspection and memorial service Monday evening. The special occasion also celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Ilion Volunteer Fire Department.
The volunteer fire department has been a part of the Ilion community since it was established a few years after the incorporation of the village in 1852.
U.S. Army Major Gen. Peter Lennon on Saturday afternoon welcomed 71 enlistees from 47 towns in Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties to the nation’s armed forces during the inaugural Our Community Salutes of Central New York military recognition event at Herkimer Home State Historic Site.
“It is a privilege and an honor to talk to them because these young men and women volunteered and made a choice to join something bigger than themselves,” Lennon, commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command in Belle Chasse, La., and a native of New Berlin, said Saturday. “It is an opportunity to welcome them to the team.”
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.