Thank you, Mr. Buckley
This evening, Joseph Buckley of Tiffin is to receive the veteran of the year award from the Seneca County Veterans Service Commission.
Buckley served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-46. But that's not the only reason he is being honored as veteran of the year. Buckley, you see, is responsible - quite literally - for the Junior Home Memorial Park at Huss Street and Riverside Drive.
Nearly 30 years ago, the former Homekid suggested the memorial for the 74 Junior Home residents who died in World War I and World War II. Soon after, the memorial was built - and the former Marine has been maintaining the park daily ever since.
So, hats off and a salute to Joseph Buckley, a deserving recipient of the veteran of the year award.