The Chautauqua County Workers’ Memorial Committee will be holding its 20th Annual Workers’ Memorial Day on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Chautauqua County Workers’ Memorial Site at Erlandson Overview Park on Oak Hill Road in Frewsburg, N.Y.
Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembering all of the men and women from Chautauqua County who have lost their lives on the job, in the line of duty, or died from job related causes. This year’s ceremony will recognize over 160 individuals who have passed away on the job since the 1880s.
The event is free and open to the public. This year’s event will feature a variety of speakers including keynote speaker Peter DeJesus, President of the Western New York Area Labor Federation.
The ceremony will also include a special dedication of a bell in memory of Mary Lou Dunning, a former member of CSEA Local# 807/6300 and Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903. There will also be a plaque dedication to honor deceased members of the Chautauqua County Worker’s Memorial Committee: Hobart (Hobie) Rhienhart, Mike Piazza, Helen Sischo, and Joe Sweeny.
The Chautauqua County Workers’ Memorial Site is made possible through the cooperation of Chautauqua County Government, Chautauqua County Parks Commission, local labor organizations, and by donations from supporters.
For more information about the event, please contact the County Executive's Office at (716) 753-4211.
Erlandson Overview Park, Chautauqua County Workers' Memorial Site
Oak Hill Road
Frewsburg, NY 14738