State Sen. Pam Helming visited the city Wednesday to honor five Cayuga County veterans who were nominated for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
Each year, one veteran from each of the 63 state Senate districts is added to the hall of fame. Helming, who represents a portion of Auburn and several towns in Cayuga County, said her office received 48 nominations. This year’s inductee from Helming’s district was W. Michael Bowen, a Navy veteran from Seneca Falls.
But Helming, R-Canandaigua, wanted to honor the other nominees. She decided to hold veterans recognition events throughout her district, including the ceremony Wednesday at Auburn VFW Post 1975.