September 24 2017
OLEAN, NY – State Senator Cathy Young visited Olean over the weekend, giving an award to Donald Buchanan Jr, the son of World War II Veteran Donald Buchanan, who was a private in the U.S. Army from the Allegany County Town of Rushford, who served in both Africa and Switzerland. Donald Buchanan Sr. died in 1976, and his son and other family members were given several miltiary service awards.
“Donald Buchanan was the embodiment of World War II’s Greatest Generation. He left home and family when duty called to defend our nation and protect the world from tyranny. The freedoms and values that we hold dear, as Americans, were safeguarded and strengthened by the sacrifices and dedication of Private First Class Buchanan and all of our veterans. We owe them a profound debt of gratitude,” said Senator Young.
“Presenting these service medals is a symbol of our nation’s immense appreciation and an affirmation that the cherished liberties Private First Class Buchanan defended over seven decades ago, remain central to the American way of life,” Senator Young continued. “Today and every day, we are inspired by his legacy of courage, commitment and patriotism.”