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Lewis Yost’s Air Force photo.

Lewis Yost of Waverly, NY, an Air Force veteran who served as a military police officer, was the Ziff Law Firm Veteran of the Game on Tuesday, Feb. 23, during the Elmira Enforcers’ professional hockey game at First Arena in downtown Elmira.

There were no fans in the stands during the game because of the pandemic, but the public address announcer saluted Lewis so fans watching the game online could honor Lewis while watching at home.

The Enforcers defeated the Columbus River Dragons in overtime.

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Lewis Yost today.

 Lewis graduated from Waverly High School in 1987 and served in the Air Force from 1988 to 1990. He has been a New York State Corrections Officer, mostly in the Elmira Correctional Facility, for the last 23 years.

Lewis was nominated by his wife, Ashley Yost. They live in Waverly.

Lewis is a servant of his community and a true patriot who loves and honors his country 100 percent of the time.

The Ziff Law Firm thanks Lewis for his service to our country.


Twin Tiers residents can nominate veterans and active-duty personnel home on leave to be honored during home games by calling the Ziff Law Firm at 607-733-8866 or 800-943-3529, or sending email to veterans@zifflaw.com. Our mailing address is listed at the bottom of this post for those who want to mail nominations.

We will send information by mail or email once you contact us, and self-nominations are always welcome!

The Veteran of the Game program is a great opportunity to thank Twin Tiers military veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service to our country.


Once a veteran or active-duty member is nominated, the program coordinator contacts the nominator and schedules the veteran’s night to be honored. Those making nominations may request certain games and we will do our best to accommodate all requests. One veteran is honored at each game.

During the game, the public-address announcer will introduce the honored veteran or active-duty service member and read a short biography of their military service. When fans return to First Arena, the announcer will encourage a round of applause for the honored military member, who receives four free tickets for the game. Hockey fans always let out a big cheer for the veterans.


Email: veterans@zifflaw.com
Call: 800-943-3529 or 607-733-8866 during business hours weekdays.
Ziff Law Firm
Veteran of the Game program
303 William St.
P.O. Box 1338
Elmira, NY 14902-1338