On Saturday, Oct. 3, dozens of veterans, community members and family gathered to dedicate the newly named Lt. William E. Daisley Jr. Memorial Bridge, which is the bridge on Toles Hollow Road over the Allegheny River in Coudersport. Lt. Daisley lost his life during a military training exercise more than 20 years ago. Prior to his service, he was an outstanding scholar, role model and athlete at Coudersport Area High School. He then accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with high honors. Pictured behind the sign, left to right, are: Brenda Whitman, Lisa Cornwell, Chuck Dillon of Sen. Joe Scarnati’s office, Rep. Martin Causer, Brandon Whitman (view obscured), Dax Daisley, Judith Daisley, Bradley Whitman, Dana Daisley, William Daisley, Cynthia Daisley, Brielle Whitman and Elaina Daisley. Pictured in front of the sign, are: Wyatt Daisley, Hope Daisley, Claire Daisley. Another family member, Brett Whitman, was unable to attend.
Rep. Martin Causer joined in the dedication of a new veterans memorial at the baseball field in Crosby in September. The memorial was made possible by the hard work and dedication of Crosby American Legion Post 976, Norwich Township supervisors, Sons of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 72.