Getzville Firefighters paid tribute to a fallen soldier by planting a tree at Williamsville North High School on Labor Day in memory of William Wilson III.  Known by his friends at Billy, he was a 2003 graduate of that school and was killed in March in Afghanistan.

Wilson was a member of the Getzville Fire Department's Explorer program and would have been a volunteer firefighter with the department had he not gone off to war.  He's also being remembered on t-shirts with the inscription "Home of the Free, Because of the Brave."