The Mayor Pete Kennedy
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Born in Canandaigua NY, Pete Kennedy grew up the youngest of 5 Irish kids. His dad "Ham" was elected as Mayor of the city of Canandaigua and served 14 years while his youngest son Pete stole the title "Mayor". Ham earned the title and Pete pilfered it.
Pete helped a bunch of his buds at St. Marys School to found an actual radio station that played music over the PA system during lunch. Many of the nuns were less than impressed by the musical selections this young mob played over WSMR. Later, "Mayor" also served as captain of his beloved Canandaigua Academy football team the Braves.
After successfully graduating from SUNY Geneseo where he spent many hours "studying" humanity while DJing and bartending at the world famous Inn Between, he headed to the bright lights of the big city of Rochester NY where he's been rockin' Rochester radio waves for 25 years, now crankin' great tunes on 100.5 the Drive.
When not heckling callers and having fun with them on air, he's actively out working' the streets at various community and charitable events. Last year alone he was involved in over 120 events and has plans for many more in 2012.
Everyday a local kid marches off voluntarily to do something that most of us don't have the guts to do: sacrifice for our country. It's always good to remember these heroes. They provide a fine example for our kids to emulate. Here's a perfect example, courtesy of our pals at News 10NBC....
Efforts to name a local post office after a fallen hero is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter tell News10NBC legislation to name a post office in Brockport after Staff Sergeant Nicholas Reid has passed the Senate.
Reid of Brockport died as a result of an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.
"Staff Sergeant Reid served with truly heroic bravery," Senator Gillibrand said. "He answered the highest call, saved the lives of countless of his brothers and sisters in combat, and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Naming the Brockport Post Office after him will honor his legacy in the community he loved for all to proudly remember his life and his service."
"Staff Sergeant Reid's job was to disarm enemy bombs so his fellow soldiers would be safe from explosions - a practice that defines our military's values of bravery and selflessness," said Rep. Slaughter. "Naming the Brockport Post Office after him will ensure that the memory of his courage and sacrifice lives on as an example for future generations."
Reid received numerous medals including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.
The legislation still has to pass in the House.
God bless Staff Sgt. Reid and his family for his sacrifice, and bless our troops.