NOTE: MAY 16, 2015 will be our 3rd Annual Gold Star Mothers & Families Motorcade. Starts at 12 Noon @ Comedy Works Parking Lot (Northern Blvd, opp. Memorial Hospital). The route is on Route 9, past Siena College - a 4 mile trip.
This is a COMMUNITY effort and EVERYONE may show their support by contributing to this project!
On 5/18/13, the Gold Star Mother & Family Motorcade Procession was very successful; in honoring and remembering those 1,200+ veterans from the Capital Region. These men & women, made the supreme sacrifice for our freedom.
AS OF: 10/10/14 - there are 1,224 Casualties since WWII.
LET US NEVER FORGET THEM!!! FREEdom is never FREE!
NOTE: some employers have a "Matching Gifts Program"; you may make your donation at any Trustco Bank Branch; for "Please Remember Me Funds" or mail checks to: Trustco Bank, Newton Plaza Office, 602 New Loudon Rd; Latham, NY 12110. If, you mail to either (1) Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, P.O. Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211; or to (2) Gene Loparco, Secr'ty- Treas., 22 Furlong Dr.; Albany, NY 12205 - you will receive a Thank You letter, with our Tax #, for your 2013 Taxes. Trustco Bank, will only give you a "Teller Receipt".
The photos: 1) 5/7/13's Program for the Blessing of the Flags & Proclamation Night" - 2) Everett Rd view with Flag Bearers and 3) Color Guard in the Joseph E. Zaloga American Legion Post 1520. 4) On 5/10/13, National Grid's Crew prior to the raising of the 120+ flags on Route 9; at 3am and 5) the raising the first flag.6) 5/18/13's Program for the Gold Star Family Motorcade Procession, 7) the start; 8) Siena ROTC and Gene saluting in return; 9) Capt. Wm. D. O'Brien Detachment; 10) Robert L. Weininger VFW Post 8692; 11) Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans; 12) view of the Motorcade on Route 155; 13) Gene & Tom; 14) On 6/29/13, Memorial Service photos for 4 Watervliet HS classmates who died in Vietnam, within 13 months apart & at that event 15) Linda Loparco, holding our, "Please Remember Me" flag. 16) Our Summer White hat AND Our Winter Blue Hat; 17) Please Remember Me's business card - to call Tom or Gene for volunteering for the 2014 Veteran Day's Parade (Tues., Nov. 11th) - FLAG BEARERS, drivers or assisting in other ways. We will meet, at 10 AM, at the Partridge St. & Central Ave. intersection. FIRST COME - FIRST SERVE basis for carrying the flags. Call Tom Regan (518) 229-3182 OR Gene Loparco (518) 265-0242......or email GENE at: PleaseRememberMe2012@yahoo.com
The text consist of War Casualties: 1) War Stats, 2) Iraqi & Afghanistan,
3) Vietnam War (4 pgs), 4) Korean War (3 pgs) and 5) WWII (3 pgs).
The FOLLOWING are 4 Links of Veterans Organizations:
(1) American Legion = http://ZalogaPost1520.org
(2) US Marines = http://mcleague.com/mdp/userpages/Capt_Wm_Dale_Obrien-676.php
(3) Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans = http://tccvev.com
(4) Robert L. Weininger Memorial Post - Colonie VFW Post 8692 = http://www.fvfwpost8692.com
REMINDER: GO to our other Website: PleaseRememberMe.US - for the photos of 2013's Vet's Day Parade & 2014's Gold Star Families Motorcade. Also, ck out my FACEBOOK site for more photos. ADD, Gene Loparco, as your friend.