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Jefferson Road Post Office Named After Local War Hero

Mar 30, 2015

Federal officials and family members were on hand for the dedication of the Specialist Theodore M. Glende Building at the postal facility in Rochester.

Glende sacrificed his life to save five fellow soldiers in Afghanistan in 2012.

His widow, Alexandra, was also there for the dedication.

She says she wants people to remember how her husband loved his country, and he fought and sacrificed for us all.

U-S Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter sponsored legislation in the Senate and House, respectively, to have the Post Office on Jefferson Road named in honor of the 2007 McQauid grad.

Senator Schumer said Glende made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect the freedoms we all know and cherish.

Slaughter says Rochester and our nation will be forever in Specialist Glende's debt.