Keller Chevrolet and the McGuire Group join us in saluting the Veterans of Western New York.
Please share a photo of the vet or vets in your life (or of you if you’re a vet) by texting it to 716-644-9797 or clicking the link below.
My Navy veteran husband, Mark, circa 1976 (just for the record I was only 11 years old lol). Sandy Fantauzzo
Me: Sam Gerace, husband of today’s employee of the day, Mary Lou Gerace. I spent 22 years in the USAF, Past Commander Frank Aquavia American Legion Post.
This is my son, Justin, serving in Iraq with the USMC. I’m very proud of him. He’s my hero Semper Phi!!
Chris Klein’s father!
To my favorite Veteran, Level 2 Chief Warrant Officer Lisa Folsom/Burgio Jose. 18 years Service. Served in The Gulf War. SALUTTE!!!!
US Army 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas 1986-1989.
I’m an Army Veteran and would love to be included in your wall. Thank you!
Michael B. Harzynski Sr.
My father, Michael B. Harzynski Sr. He served with the 39th Engineer Battalion Company D from ’76-’82 and ’83-’87. As a kid I always looked up to him and I am still very proud to call him my dad. Hayle Kindron.
This is George Grabar he served in the United States Army. He has been a faithful 97 Rock listener for over 40 years. He is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and is an amazing man all the way around. Submitted by Lori Linares.
This is Mark Lilley. He served in the US Army. He is a proud Veteran, serving as Vice Commander of Silver Creek AMVETS Post 6472. Mark has been a faithful listener to 97 Rock forever! He is a wonderful man and awesome father. His daughter, Grace & I love him and are so very Proud to call him OUR Vet!!
Randy was active duty Navy from 2008-2015. His title was Electronics Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare). He serviced as Radar/Navigation/Communications supervisor onboard the USS Bataan(LHD-5). From there he served on special forces platform USS Ponce AFSB(I)-15 as Combat Systems Radar Supervisor. He currently works as an Electronics Engineer at CSX, plays rock n roll music around WNY, and is a father of three boys Michael, Gabriel and Avery.
This is my little brother Josh, 22 currently in Marines and has for the past two years, in Cali. They say marines have this tough macho guy mentality. Not Joshua, the Marines has absolutely made him into a more dedicated and responsible Man. However, it has softened his heart, built his confidence and most likely it has been Cali that has changed him as well. He lived his whole life in his redneck WNY little mayberry and loved it. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. It’s his peaceful place where he finds comfort outdoors. But… this redneck guy loves Cali and plans on sticking around long after! He dresses like a dapper Cali guy and that Cali confidence is insane compared to this redneck boy I used to know walking around in hunting clothes and carharrt. We are all so very proud of him for being a Marine however, his dedication to this country and his willingness to give his all and life for everyone and anyone is so overwhelming and wholeheartedly unbelievably noble and selfless. God bless our active Military and those vets, who risk life and limb, so humbly and without expectation. All in the name of freedom for ALL! 🇺🇸
My hero, my brother, James Murray. Army Ranger/MP. (Hometown Alexander, NY, currelty resides in Japan.)
Lancaster Store Manager
James Jefferson Schultz
This is my husband veteran US Army Sgt. James Jefferson Schultz. He did 3 tours in Iraq, 17 yrs was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and several commendations! He received several combat related injuries including PTSD. He is definitely my hero and I’m soooooooo very proud to be called his wife! Thank you Dawn Marie Schultz
Thank you for saluting our vets! Attached is a photo of my grandfather Joe Dantonio (or as we call him – Papa) and his brothers. My Papa was one of 10 kids from Italian Immigrants living in the City of Buffalo, and all of the boys served their country.
The top row: John Dantonio (WWII) , Vincent “Jim” Dantonio (WWII), Clarence Dantonio (WWII)
Bottom Row: Carl Dantonio (WWII), Joseph Dantonio (Korea)
As a family, we are so proud of them but my Papa is especially proud of his service and the service of his brothers. My Papa is the only one of the brothers still living. He’s 86 years old and each Veteran’s day for as long as I can remember he goes to the cemetery to put American flags at the graves of those who served.
Jennifer Rodriquez, Air Force with her daughter Trinity.
Elisio Jr. Lugo
Family of Veterans, Jose Mendez, Edwin Mendez, Ernie Mendez and Elisio Jr. Lugo. Very proud of all who served. Jennifer Heidenfeldt
Family of Veterans
Patrick MacDonald, Aric MacDonald, Jayson MacDonald, George Brumfield are pictured those that are not that I would like to honor would be my Grandpa MacDonald, Uncle Mike MacDonald, Uncle Dan MacDonald, Uncle Rick MacDonald, and Uncle Paul Brumfield.