Local Veterans Honored During Ceremonies in Smethport

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey

State Rep. Martin Causer, who spoke Saturday night at the Veterans Day program at the Bucktail Post #138, Smethport American Legion, told the veterans that it was an honor to be with them because “your bravery, dedication and selfless sacrifice — and your willingness to put your lives on the line for your fellow Americans and our principles — are nothing short of astounding.”

Causer, R-Turtlepoint, noted that veterans have been called to service to protect our freedom and defending democracy.

“It is a wonderful gift you have given us, and we must never take it for granted,” he said. “We also have a responsibility to ensure our children and future generations truly understand and appreciate the value of our military and the people who are currently serving or who have previously served in our armed forces.” Read more