The Oriskany Memorial Day Committee will present a digital broadcast at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the holiday. The presentation will include a special video featuring this year’s honored veteran Corporal Andrew F. Trinkaus, a 97 year old army veteran of the Second World War, who has been a cornerstone of the Oriskany community for decades.
Mr. Trinkaus is perhaps best known for his work at Trinkaus Manor, where he designed the manor’s Christmas light displays. The decorations grew year after year into an attraction that drew visitors from all over the country. He also served as a trustee for the Village of Oriskany, worked as a special assistant to Congressman Sherwood Boehlert, and helped establish the USS Oriskany Anchor Memorial.
At the behest of the Memorial Day Committee, Mr. Trinkaus’ son, Daniel Trinkaus, assembled the video presentation chronicling his father’s life, military history, and community service. The video will debut tomorrow on YouTube.
The committee would like to thank the Village of Oriskany for all it does to honor our local veterans. For links to this and other Oriskany events, please visit oriskanymuseum.com/events
Above, at left: World War II army veteran Andrew Trinkaus, photo courtesy of the Trinkaus family.
Below: The USS Oriskany Anchor Memorial in Trinkaus Park, Oriskany, NY. The anchor features forty four flags and plaques in memory of those lost in a fire aboard the aircraft carrier on October 26, 1966.