“May today’s honorees and their families know that the people of the Southern Tier region are grateful for the choice these graduates have made to serve our country,” said Merle Jones, Kiwanis Club of Conklin president. “As Americans, we are all free to make choices only because these young men and women, and those who came before them, made the choice that they did. We realize that our nation, our freedoms and our way of life are dependent on them and those like them who choose to serve.” Read more…