CORNING, NY (WENY) -- Today, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Corning, a heroes dinner was held to for all military veterans and first responders. The dinner was held outside from 5 to 8 this evening and many members of the community attended, including Sheriff Jim Allard of the Steuben County Sheriff's Office.

 The dinner consisted of giveaways, food, guest speakers and even a barber shop quartet. We spoke with Allard on what the definition of hero means to him.

"It's not just the people we see on the big screen, it's not the folks that make a lot of money. It's the folks that do the little things everyday, that keep us safe. It's the folks that do the little things everyday to keep our culture and society working, those are what true heroes are to me," Jim Allard, Sheriff at Steuben County Sheriffs Office.

Reverend Michael Kelly also says this event is to solely to celebrate our first responders and our veterans and give them a little recognition for all they do.

"This event is solely to celebrate veterans and celebrate our heroes in our life. Our police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers and to give them a little recognition for all they do," Michael Kelly, Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Corning.

This was the first year the event was held in Corning.