Corning Post Office To Be Named After Ryan Jayne
February 24 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed issued a joint statement saying that the Corning Post Office is going to be named after Army Specialist Ryan Jayne, the Corning native with Canisteo family ties, who died in Afghanistan in 2012.
“Specialist Jayne served with truly heroic bravery,” Senator Gillibrand said. “He answered the highest call, and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Naming the Corning Post Office after him will honor his legacy in the community he loved for all to proudly remember his life and his service.”
“We honor and remember Specialist Jayne, who gave everything for his country at such a young age,” Rep. Reed said. “His sacrifice – and the sacrifice of his family – is what makes our freedom possible and can never be forgotten. I am proud to join with Senator Gillibrand to keep Specialist Jayne and his heroism fresh in our minds each and every day.”
“Ryan joined the military because he wanted to go to Afghanistan. He hoped to save some money and return back to Corning and start a business,” said the family of Specialist Jayne. “He had a smile that would light up a room. Ryan loved his hometown and his family very much. He was the biggest cheerleader for his seven younger brothers and sisters. Ryan is greatly missed and naming the Corning post office after him will be a real honor for his family.”