Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured (center, standing) speaking at the Farmington VFW Post 1323 ten-year commemoration of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The commemoration was part of Leader Kolb's day long participation in a series of community events honoring the nearly 3,000 American lives lost on September 11, 2001.
ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER BRIAN KOLB PARTICIPATES IN GENEVA'S TEN YEAR OBSERVANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured (center, speaking at podium) addressing the September 11, 2001 observance held in Geneva. Pictured standing to Leader Kolb's immediate right is Geneva Mayor Stu Einstein.
In a written statement released prior to the remembrance, Leader Kolb offered the following tribute in memory of those who perished in the terror attacks and all that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the war on terror:
"This Sunday will mark ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Every American will forever recall where they were, and what they were doing, when our nation was attacked and nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens were murdered. We remember the victims and their families, who honor the fallen by living with courage and purpose. We remember the heroism of our first responders, who risked all so that others may live. We remember our men and women serving in uniform who have sacrificed so much in the fight against terror. And we remember the national spirit of unity that followed the attacks, a spirit that showed Americans stood together and that our country remained a force for good in a world that knows evil. On Sunday, we remember the lives, love, loss and sacrifice of so many Americans that day and ever since. We must always remember so we never forget."
ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER BRIAN KOLB HONORS MEMORY OF AMERICAN LEGION MEMBER JOHN "JACK" HART JR. AT GENEVA SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured at the formal presentation of an official New York State Proclamation offered in memory of American Legion member John "Jack" Hart Jr., a Geneva resident who assisted in organizing the area's very first September 11, 2001 remembrance event and also would play "Taps" at the annual ceremonies. Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Ginny.
Pictured from left to right are the Dough Boys Color Guard for American Legion Post 396 in Geneva; State Senator Michael Nozzolio; Ginny Hart; Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb; and members of American Legion Post 396.