News, Politics, and Culture from 14843

Hornell icon Mike Palmesano to take Veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington D.C this weekend

Author: Share:

Palmesano served in the United States Armed Forces for 26 years

By Andrew Harris, pictured are Mike with family

You might know Mike Palmesano for his love a fast cars, his service to the community, or his longstanding committment to the Steuben County Republican party. But did you know he served his nation in the US Army for 26 years!?!

This weekend Palmesano will join fellow veterans on a special flight to the nations capital with the Veteran’s Honor Flight. “Mission 82” will take off from Rochester International Airport this Saturday April 20 for a day in Washington D.C. From

“We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials.”

Honor Flight is free to all American veterans. Flights are filled with men and women from the earliest eras first. Those with catastrophic illness from any era receive priority. World War II veterans and Korean War veterans will travel before those of more recent eras. HFR’s tagline is, “We Leave No Veteran Behind.” Further, within each era Veterans typically fly in the order their applications are received.

Some details about Mike’s years of service:

Enlisted NYS National Guard in Hornell 1965-1971 Achieved Rand of Staff Sergeant

Re-enlisted US Army Reserves in 1973 – 1987 in Wellsville Achieve rank of Sergeant Major and served as Assistant Director of Enlisted Courses at the 1159th USARF School in Webster.

Mike will return to Rochester on April 21 with about 60 of his fellow veterans. If you see Mike, remember to congratulate him on the honor of this flight and also to his life of service to both country and community!!

Previous Article

Ordway, Stuck home runs lead Wellsville softball; Hornell downs B-R; Fillmore and Canisteo-Greenwood; track and golf

Next Article

Farmers at work, watch for Slow Moving Vehicles on the roads

You may also like