Here in Rochester, many famed industries were started as many of you know. One of them being Bausch & Lomb. It’s founders both lived here.
On Memorial day in 1932 a monument was constructed and dedicated for Henry Lomb honoring his service in the American Civil War. Lomb served as a sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. The monument sets in a meridian on Upper Falls Blvd and St. Paul street in front of the original Bausch & Lomb plant.
For over 30 years the lights were turned off for unknown reasons. But recently, just last Monday (Memorial day) thanks to donations from local merchants, the lights were back on.
It’s nice to see history continually honored as it should be.
Through the years, America has been involved in several forms of war-combat. Many of us here, in Mark’s news bureaus are most familiar with the Vietnam war. It’s within our age, time frame.
Here in Rochester next to the Monroe County Airport is a terminal for the National Guard chapter, And this old helicopter from Vietnam sets there.
I wanted to share this bit of history, picture with our readers and wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!
Here in picture 1 is a local apartment complex with some real history. Right where this complex sets was a former Seneca Indian site.
In picture 2 you see the sign that states that as of 199 years ago this was their home land.
In picture 3 is the Genesee River which runs behind the
complex where they traveled on as well as got food.
And right behind the complex to the north is another piece of history but more current – The Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Friday evening on my way home from services, I rode by Presidential hope fulls new Rochester office. Friday was opening day for Sanders Rochester office. The ceremony started at 5 and ended at 7. The office is located at 1137 Culver road. An old part of the city. When I was riding by, the opening had just closed but there were still supporters going in and out.
According to local news reports, it’s unclear if Sanders will be stopping in Rochester.
My life goal was to be an actor, and it still is. I hope for a day I do at least 1 movie on the “Big Screen”. There was a movie being made here in Rochester which I auditioned for and got the part. I hope to place a few of them on here. Enjoy!
Today is International Women’s Day. Here in Rochester was where Susan B. Anthony resided. An activist, fighter for women’s rights to vote and equality. She was born on February 20, 1820 and died March 13, 1906. Enclosed are stone monuments of her, her life long friend Frederick Douglas, and her home. I live 15 minutes from her home which is now a museum.