Hometown Heroes Veterans Memorial adds Medal of Honor recipients
More than a brick
MAYVILLE — The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
Since the Revolutionary War, 3,500 medals have been awarded to individuals; 11 recipients are from Chautauqua County.
The newly organized Chautauqua Hometown Heroes Veterans Memorial in Mayville includes bricks for the 11 Medal of Honor recipients from Chautauqua County.
First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing of Fredonia
Lieutenant General John M. Schofield of Gerry
Second Lieutenant Ebenezer Skellie of Mina
Sergeant William Houlton of Clymer
Sergeant Edgar P. Putnam of Stockton
Private James M. Young of Ellicott
Captain Edwin Goodrich of Westfield
Sergeant John M. Haight of Westfield
Sergeant Thomas Horan of Dunkirk
Sergeant Henri L. Brown of Ellicott
World War I
Sergeant Archie Peck of Sinclairville
The Memorial is a gazebo structure incorporating walls of commemorative bricks honoring all Chautauqua County service men and women.
The CHHVM is a 501 c 3 tax exempt corporation. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to PO Box 102, Mayville, NY 14757 or online donations accepted at www.crcfonline.org. For inquires call 581-1790.