County To Hold Workers Memorial Day Ceremony This Weekend

FREWSBURG – The Chautauqua County Workers’ Memorial Committee will hold their 19th Annual Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance ceremony this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Erlandson Overview Park on Oak Hill Road in Frewsburg.

Pictured from left to right: 2018 Chautauqua County Workers’ Memorial Committee members Hank Hoisington and George Spitale stand by a memorial wreath placed during last year’s Workers’ Memorial Day event.

Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembering all of the men and women from Chautauqua County who have lost their lives on the job, in the line of duty, or died from job related causes.

This year’s ceremony will recognize over 140 individuals who have passed away since the 1880s and feature a variety of speakers including keynote speaker Rose Conti, former President of the Civil Service Employees Association Unit 6300.

The ceremony will also include a special dedication of a park bench in honor of Florence “Flo” Tripi, former Western New York President of the Civil Service Employees Association, who passed away last year.

There will also be remembrance of John “Mac” Nelson, who was a long time Fredonia State professor, author and labor leader.

The Chautauqua County Workers’ Memorial Site is made possible through the cooperation of Chautauqua County Government, Chautauqua County Parks Commission, local labor organizations, and by donations from supporters.

The event is free and open to the public.

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