12.18.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, KATKO ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO RENAME FAYETTEVILLE POST OFFICE TO HONOR CNY WWII VETERAN

Schumer, Gillibrand, Katko: Designating the Fayetteville Post Office, the ‘Corporal George H. Bacel Memorial Postal Facility,’ Will Serve as Lasting Memorial to Bacel’s Life & Legacy

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative John Katko today announced the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to designate the Fayetteville Post Office, the ‘Corporal George H. Bacel Memorial Postal Facility.’ This bill, which now heads to the President’s desk, was announced last year in Fayetteville, NY by Rep. Katko alongside Bacel’s four children and extended family, as well as representatives for ClearPath for Veterans and Mayor of Fayetteville Mark Olson. 

“As one of the thousands of young men who enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor, Corporal George H. Bacel always went above and beyond, both to serve his country and his community,” said Senator Schumer. “This week’s Senate passage of legislation to dedicate the Fayetteville Post Office as the ‘Corporal George H. Bacel Memorial Postal Facility’ memorializes the lasting impact Corporal Bacel had on his community and honors the generous love he had for his fellow Central New Yorkers. I thank Congressman Katko for leading this effort as we pay tribute to a man who dedicated his whole life to serving others.”

“George H. Bacel represented the best of Fayetteville, demonstrated by his lifelong commitment to his neighbors through military service, as a small business owner, and as a postal worker at the very post office we are renaming in his honor,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This legislation is a testament to the contributions of hard-working and dedicated New Yorkers like George, who make our state and country a better place to live, work, and dream.”

“Corporal George H. Bacel had deep roots in our Central New York community and was a beloved WWII veteran, small business owner, and postal worker,” said Rep. Katko. “To honor his life and legacy, I’m pleased to announce the bill I introduced to designate the Fayetteville Post Office, the ‘Corporal George H. Bacel Memorial Postal Facility,’ has passed the U.S. Senate. The passage of this measure marks an important step forward in our pursuit to pay tribute to Corporal Bacel’s contributions to Central New York and this nation. I thank Senators Gillibrand and Schumer for their work to advance this legislation through the Senate.” 

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