U.S. Veterans Honored in Special Lackawanna Mass

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM EDT

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) - United States veterans were honored in a special mass over the weekend in Lackawanna.

The mass took place at Our Lady of Victory Basilica as part of veterans recognition weekend. A series of events took place throughout the city over the last two days to honor those who have served.

"Veterans should be honored, at least we feel, as much as possible because they give up so much for their country," said Michael Cusack, Chairperson for Veterans Recognition Weekend. "We want to make sure we support them in any way possible."

Cusack says this is a continuation of the sentiments from Memorial Day, saying thank you to all veterans, both living and deceased.