First Responders / Veterans
First Responders Memorial

October 17, 2013

Robert Ficano Dedicates First Responders Memorial

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano dedicated Wayne County’s First Responders Memorial in Hines Park. The memorial honors 401 firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel from Wayne County.



Aids Homeless Veterans

Annual Stand Down aids homeless veterans – Needs Volunteers

Sep. 25, 2013

By Sue Mason, Observer & Eccentric

Norm Wilcox is a former gunnery sergeant, and like the U.S. Marine Corps that he served in, he’s look for a few good men and women.

Wilcox, better known as Gunny, is in need of volunteers to help with Stand Down 2013, a two-day e...


Remembering Those Who Sacrificed

Let us never forget!

In between family barbeques and backyard games, let us never forget the reason for our liberties.  Take the time to reflect as to the true meaning of Memorial Day.  It is a day to memorialize those who have given their lives to defend our freedom. 

Let us also never forget those who are still with us but also fought for the values we all cherish.  Take the time to shake the hand of a Veteran and just say “Thank you.”  Take the time to reach out to a Vetera...


Veterans ID Cards

Wayne County to provide Veterans with ID cards

Recognizing that Wayne County is home to more than 100,000 veterans, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano has started a new initiative to better serve their needs.  At a recent seminar, veterans were informed that they could get ID cards from the Wayne County Senior and Veterans Service office.  These cards could be used to take advantage of discounts at selected merchants and restaurants.

“Our veterans have put their lives on the line.  The least we can do is help whenever...


Say Thank You to a Vet


Say Thank You to a Veteran

Helping veterans has always been near and dear to my heart. I can’t imagine what it is like for them when they return and struggle with employment and other issues. Wayne County does provide all Wayne County veterans an ID card that will allow them to take advantage of discounts offered to them by various businesses. “These County issued ID cards certify that the holder...


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