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On Veterans Day today, a cold and windy – but spirited ceremony – at the flagpole of Batavia’s Jerome Center.

Genesee County’s veterans always stress that Memorial Day, in the spring, is a chance to honor their fallen comrades – a much more somber and meaningful day.

But Veterans Day, says Jim Neider, is a more relaxed day for all living servicemen.

"Most people don't realize that once you raise your hand, take the oath, and put the uniform on – you're a veteran," Neider said, commemorating all current and former living servicemen.

"You hear people say 'Have a happy Veterans Day,'...and that's appropriate."

And from WBTA, a happy Veterans Day to all our current and former servicemen in and around Genesee County.

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