Jason Skinner, a friend and director of Livingston County Veteran Services, reached out and asked to get the word out about a special veteran who is turning 101 this month. The only participation rules are at least ten or more feet social distance and the only people in your vehicle are people you currently reside with.
Several veterans from the veterans community had planned to wish Joe Montemarano a happy birthday. The current Covid19 Crisis has presented all of us with a new reality. Joe will be 101 on April 22. Joe served Honorably in the United States Army 315th Ordnance Depot Company in World War II. For his service to his country he received the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, World War II Victory Medal, and Honorable Discharge Lapel Pin. Joe is an amazing person. The Covid Crisis is not the only challenge that we as a patriotic and respectful community face. Joe is extremely active for 101 and seldom is in one place for very long. The current state of things has been exceptionally difficult for Joe as he is so active. I believe in our counties Veteran Community and its patriotic citizens. This is why I am spreading the word that Joe will be in his garage at 5270 Wheelock Rd. Leicester NY on his birthday April 22 at 1 PM. If you would like to say happy birthday to a true patriot and great person, we can all drive by, honk, and wave while still being safe. Please note this is a drive by ONLY to offer your wishes outside the window of your car. Please refrain from stopping and going on the veteran’s property. Please resist the urge to hug or come within 10 feet.
Jason B Skinner
Livingston County Veterans Services”