Carrie Hewitt Choquette has shared pictures she took at the unveiling of Bovina's re-installed World War II Honor Roll on Saturday (November 3) and has let me share some of them with you. And I got another phone call today with information about another veteran on the roll, Wilbur VerNooy (misspelled as VanNooy on the honor roll). His sister Erma Martin from South Kortright was somewhat surprised that he was on the Bovina roll, but I did find that in 1940 he was living on Mountain Brook, working as a hired hand for John and Bernice Stewart. Wilbur passed away in 1975 and is buried in New Jersey.
Below are three photos of the actual unveiling, done by veterans Gordon Rabeler and Stanley 'Stub' Hewitt.
|In the center, Gordon Rabeler is introduced to Bovina Supervisor Tina Mole by Ray LaFever. To the left are more members of the Rabeler family.|
|Visiting the display of photos of the veterans on the honor roll.|
|Members of the Rabeler family at the unveiling. There are several Rabelers on the roll, including Paul, Henry, Ruth and Gordon. Gordon is at the far left in this photograph.|