December 7, 2011
Gathering Dec. 2 to honor the late Fred Vetter for his service to Chestertown, Warren County and the nation, are (front row, left to right): Jackie Vetter-Avignon, Nick Avignon, Jennie Vetter Sausville and Jim Sausville of Saranac Lake, (rear) Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Stec, Phil and Emmy Santasiero of Johnsburg, state Senate aide Dan MacEntee, Chester Supervisor Fred Monroe, and county Supervisor-Elect Mark Wescott. The Vetter family was presented with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol (front, center) to memorialize Fred Vetter’s service to the nation.
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Bearing flags, a silvery bugle and solemn expressions, veterans stood at attention while county and state officials recounted the military service of the late Frederick J. Vetter, a pillar of the Chestertown community for decades.