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WATERLOO PURPLE HEART WALL OF HONOR DEDICATION CEREMONY MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY MAY 30th 2022

Waterloo, New York –The Village of Waterloo has led a multi-year initiative to honor the brave service members nominated by family and friends who have received the distinguished Purple Heart Award with a new local Wall of Honor that recognizes this distinctive military honor this Memorial Day and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, a soft unveiling was held in August of 2020 and now fittingly, the official dedication ceremony is taking place on Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York the birthplace of Memorial Day, on Monday May 30th at 5pm in Lafayette Park with Senator Helming as the Master of Ceremonies.

The Purple Heart Wall of Honor dedication is part of Waterloo’s 156th Remembrance of Memorial Day with Commemoration events starting in the morning of Military Services at Village Cemeteries, Veterans Bike Rally, and a Commemorative Parade down Main Street at 4pm followed with a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Lafayette Park, and the Purple Heart dedication at 5pm on the main stage.

“I am so pleased this day has arrived,” said Village of Waterloo Mayor Jack O’Connor, “The Day, the Memorial and the Ceremony will be dedicated to Commemorating Veterans, particularly those wounded and killed in military conflicts that will forever be engraved on our local Purple Heart Wall of Honor. I am grateful to all who assisted in making this project a reality and thankful knowing that it will continue to expand as it is a “living Memorial” with applications continuously collected.”

The Purple Heart was first instituted by George Washington in 1782 to honor bravery in action. The second and current iteration of the award, dating back to February 22, 1932, is to honor those killed or wounded in combat while serving their country. The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration presented to our brave service members. 

Additional Details on the full three-days of Memorial Day Weekend events, as well as donation information towards the continuation of the Purple Heart Program can be found here on the Village of Waterloo website

Village of Waterloo – Job Posting

The Village of Waterloo currently has an open full time laborer position available in the Department of Public Works – job duties include:  driver for refuse truck & refuse handling per the Village existing pickup schedule Monday thru Friday.  It also includes working on Village infrastructure repairs such as streets, water and sewer.  Full time position benefits are included.   Applicants should have related experience and must submit an application through the Seneca County website online:  https//seneca-portal.mycivilservice.com/.  Preference may be given to those who have a CDL license.

Reverse 911, emergency notifications

Melissa Taylor, Director

Office of Emergency Management

911 Public Safety Communications

Seneca County

We have received some inquiries on how the public can sign up for Hyper-Reach (reverse 911, emergency notifications). They can sign up using the link below or by calling the Emergency Management Office 315-539-1757 or 315-539-1756.  This link can also be found on the county website on the 911, Emergency Management, or Sheriff webpages. Landlines are automatically added to the system, but you must sign up to register your cell phones.  Please share this information with your residents. Thank you! 

https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=51683

Announcement regarding recent flooding

To submit claim information from the recent flooding to be compiled and reported to FEMA for consideration, contact:

emergencymanagement@co.seneca.ny.us

315-539-1757

·         Address of property

·         Single Family/Mobile Home/Apartment or Business

·         Property Owner

·         Phone Number

·         Damage Description

·         Cost estimate of damages (if known)

·         Basement?

·         Water Level in Essential Living Space

·         Water Level in Basement

·         Fair Market Value of Property

·         Insurance

Thank you,

Melissa Taylor, Director

Office of Emergency Management

911 Public Safety Communications

Seneca County

1DiPronio Drive Waterloo, New York 13165

315.539.1756 (o)  315.539.3728 (f)

24 hour warning point: 315.539.9241