Our Vietnam Vets

We cannot Thank You enough...

MeTV Rochester Channel 10.2 for being our Presenting Sponsor for
VVA Chapter 20
2014 Sock Hop & Appreciation Day

We cannot thank WHEC MeTV, WHEC Channel 10 Rochester enough for their generous contribution and continued advertising of our Sock Hop/Appreciation Day event. Thank you also to our sponsors Philip Volta Jr.- Keller Williams Realty - Rochester West, Jeff White Landscape, RJ Printing, Military Exchange, Kiwanis Club of Greece. Our Raffle donors; Hatter's Pub, Lap Robes for Veterans, Char Broil House, Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, AMF Dewey Garden Lanes , Critic's on the Mall, Fabulous Flowers and Gifts, Long Pond Family Restaurant, Triano's Meat Market & Deli, Pino's Deli & Café, The Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel, Northwest Savings Bank - Long Pond Road Branch, Walmart-Greece.

And to Sam's Club Elm Ridge Center of Greece for the beautifully decorated and very tasty cake honoring and thanking our Vietnam Veterans!

A Big Thank You...

to our Musicians for donating their time and talent for this Sock Hop & Apprecition Day Fundraiser. Their support of this event and especially Our Vietnam Veterans is priceless! DannyB Songs, Happy Daze and The Firebirds.



Sock Hop & Appreciation Day PosterThe Vietnam Veterans Sock Hop & Appreciation Day opened with music entertainment from DannyB Songs from 2:30pm to approximately 3:15pm followed with our ceremony thanking Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Speeches were given by Terry Hogan committee chairperson, Val Gatto president of VVA Chapter 20 followed by our county officials; County Executive Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo and by New York State Senator Joe Robach. Our officials presented awards to; Anthony P. DeBellis (U.S. Reserve, Master Sergeant–retired), Sherman Safford (U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant E9–retired), Bill Sauers (U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant Major–retired), Frank Puidokas (U.S. Army Reserve, Command Sergeant Major-retired), Victoria Ferris (Greece American Legion Post 468 Post Commander), Ralph Presciutti (1st Vice Commander at Greece American Legion Post 468) for their outstanding community service. Vietnam Veteran Danny Barnes(DannyB), Donna L Barnes and Terry Hogan were also presented with awards of recognition for their continued support of veterans and fundraising work.

After the ceremony, attendees danced to the music of the 50' and 60's with live entertainment from two local bands, Happy Daze and The Firebirds. Some of the musicians from both bands are also Vietnam Veterans. The event featured a Greasers and Poodle Skirt contest, as well as the Raffles that were part of the days events.

Our Vietnam Veterans deserve our respect and gratitude...

for serving our country. Our Sock Hop/Appreciation Day certainly showed our respect and gratitude to those who served. And as eloquently stated in DannyB's song, Now's Our Time, Sunday, March 23, 2014 was indeed Our Vietnam Veteran's time for seeing and feeling the appreciation of so many in attendance!

A Peak of the HOP!

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Committee Members

The following people are members of the 2014 Vietnam Veterans Sock Hop & Appreciation Day Fundraiser Committee: Terry Hogan, Danny Barnes, Donna Barnes, Val Gatto.

VVA Chapter 20