MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards is urging residents to show their support for the men and women who have served our Country tomorrow morning. Edwards says 40 soldiers from Fort Drum’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) will arrive in Chautauqua County to thank residents and give back to the community that supported them through letters, hundreds of care packages, thoughts, and prayers during their time overseas.
The soldiers, who returned to the United States on March 17, 2012, spent a year in Afghanistan near Kandahar City working to build roads, set up clinics, strengthen local government, and open schools.
The 40 soldiers of unit Alpha Company 710th BSB, led by Second Lieutenant Vincent Fye, a 2007 graduate from Panama Central School, are expected to arrive around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 and will be escorted by fire trucks and police cars from Hogan’s Hut to the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village in Ashville, where they will be working with students from Dunkirk School 5 and Vo Tech students from BOCES.
Any residents who are interested in donating yellow ribbon for the event or organizing a group to line the route please contact the County Executive’s Office at (716) 753-4211.