David Bellavia Homecoming
Written by Dan Fischer on July 19, 2019
This Tuesday, July 23, the City of Batavia will make a special presentation of the “Key to the City” to one of its distinguished residents, Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia.
Bellavia was presented with the Medal of Honor, our country’s highest military award for valor, on June 25, 2019. The award was earned through Bellavia’s heroic actions during the second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004, as part of and Operation Phantom Fury.
The public is invited to attend.
WHAT: “Key to the City” Presentation to Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia
*Press availability with Bellavia to follow program
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Entrance Courtyard to Batavia City Centre
1 Batavia City Centre
Batavia, NY 14020
*Rain location—inside City Centre in Council Chambers (second floor)
WHO: SSG/Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia
Batavia City Council President Eugene Jankowski, Jr.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley
Other community officials and veterans representatives
• City administrative offices will be closed beginning at 1:30 PM until the conclusion of the presentation
• Jefferson Avenue between Main Street and the north entrance to Wendy’s/Tim Hortons’ will be closed to traffic beginning at 1:30 PM until the conclusion of the presentation