For the third year, Upstate employees and families marched in the Central New York Veterans Day Parade. Held on Sat., Nov. 10 at the NYS Fairgrounds, the parade showcased more than 90 groups, including close to 40 people representing Team Upstate. Marchers waved flags and carried a large banner that read “Saluting CNY Veterans.” A truck — decorated in red, white and blue and bearing the Upstate logo — followed the marchers, some of whom had also attended the Friday ceremony at Upstate’s Setnor Hall.
During that ceremony, Upstate President David Smith MD recognized the contributions of all service men and women, including the 185 medical school alumni who died fighting in World War I.
Today, 262 Upstate employees are veterans, reservists and guards.
Click on the video to “meet” 12 veterans who work at Upstate and marched in the parade. They are:
Dana Lonis, nursing, PSS-ICU
Le’Nard Chisholm, payroll
Mike Sheldon, pulmonary function laboratory
Christopher Sanders, clinical neurophysiology
Elton Garvin, radiation therapy program, College of Health Professions
William Pelley, kidney transplant program
Melissa Mulvey, nursing, ambulatory procedures
Joseph Dixie, pharmacology
Ted Spadotto, physical plant
Willie White, central equipment
Peter Banks, nursing, recovery room
Edgar Johnson, diversity and inclusion, Human Resources