Gibson thanked by Granville

By Matthew Rice

 

Granville welcomed and took a moment to thank Congressman Chris Gibson for his assistance with the continuing recovery from damage done by Tropical Storm Irene last year at a ceremony Tuesday.

Members of the town and village boards, as well as local representatives including Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Tony Jordan and many others filled the village hall to present Gibson with a symbol of gratitude after Gibson visited Granville in the days after flood waters devastated parts of the town and village.

Gibson said despite the devastation he saw when he visited; he could not help be impressed with the community.

“As the senator and the assemblyman mentioned- what an incredible community this is walking the streets after the storm and seeing the families that were hit, and their biggest concern was how their neighbors were doing …incredible,” Gibson said.

Gibson was presented with a framed print of the photograph taken by Alan Nyiri of the World War II Veterans Memorial Clock by the man who brought the clock back to better-than-new condition John Freed.

“This portrait really means a lot to me because I was there that day,” Gibson said. “What a great set of remarks, I remember what your two colonels, Ned and Jeff, said, great remarks, their love of community and country were fully evident,” Gibson said.

The word that comes to mind when the Congressman thought of Granville was dependable, he said, because the veterans to whom the clock was dedicated were “there for us and bequeathed to us a freedom and a way of life that allowed us to have choices and that same ethos runs through the town … Granville comes together as a community,” Gibson said.  

Mayor Brian LaRose said after the presentation the Congressman and his staff had been helpful in getting much accomplished with storm relief. “We just wanted to do something to say ‘thank you’ for all of the help all of Granville was given,” he said.    

 

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