The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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October 18, 2013

Historical Society plans cemetery tour

Medina Journal-Register — Members of the Medina Historical Society will present tours through the West Ridgeway Cemetery on Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m.

“Previous cemetery tours have focused on Boxwood, we wanted to highlight the historic aspects of West Ridgeway, particularly since the Town of Ridgeway recently celebrated its 200th anniversary. The early settlers are buried in West Ridgeway, the first burial was in 1810, while the oldest headstone is dated 1814,” said Catherine Cooper, town historian.

Tickets for the cemetery walk are $10 per person and $20 per family. They are available at The English Rose Tea Shoppe in Medina.

“We are looking forward to this event,” said Reinhard Rogowski, Historical Society President. “The 4 p.m. walk should appeal to those who do not like to be in cemeteries after dark, while the 7 p.m. walk will attract the braver folk.”

The proceeds from the event will be used for the upkeep of the Medina Historical Society Museum.

WNY veterans visit Washington war memorials

BUFFALO (AP) — A group of World War II and Korean War veterans from western New York has visited memorials in Washington before the partial federal government shutdown ended.

Buffalo media outlets report that more than 30 veterans spent Wednesday visiting the World War II and Korean War memorials in addition to other military sites in the nation’s capital. The visit came as Congress finalized an agreement to end the government shutdown.

President Barack Obama signed a measure early Thursday morning that averted a default on the nation’s debt, ending the shutdown and allowing federal parks and memorials to reopen.

The veterans from the Buffalo area were flown to Washington as part of the Honor Flight Network. Although the World War II memorial was officially closed, groups of veterans had been allowed to tour the site.

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