Welcome Fellow Americans!

by Gene on January 11, 2013 28 Comments

A proposal was introduced, by Legionnaire, Tom Regan on September 11, 2012; at Albany, NY's Joseph E. Zaloga American Legion Post 1520. This project is called, "Operation: Please Remember Me".

We will HONOR those Capital Region Veterans, who served in World War II to the present "Overseas Operations" AND who paid the supreme sacrifice, their lives for our freedom.

Flags will be raised on 120 utility poles, with solar lights from Memorial Day to July 4th, each year. On, May 18, 2013, at 12 Noon, the First Annual Observance for these HEROES; a motorcade procession of vehicles and Veteran bikers from local organizations; led by the Gold Star Mothers, Fathers and Gold Star Family Members, will proceed along Route 9 (originally known as, "The Military Highway"), for four miles, to view this wonderful and patriotic sight. Honor Guards from local organizations and schools, will man each post. This will ...

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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.


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.

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