Welcome Fellow Americans!

by Gene on January 11, 2013 34 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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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 FIRST Annual Motorcade 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: 7/1/2015 = there are 1,238 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 your check to: Gene Loparco, Secr'ty- Treas., 22 Furlong Dr.; Albany, NY 12205 - you will receive a Thank You letter, with your donated amount and our Tax #, for this Present Year's Taxes. Trustco Bank, will only give you a "Teller Receipt".

PHOTOS: Our LOGO photo of the flag with the Black Mourning Ribbon. 1) Our news articles from Spotlight (Colonie) & Times Union. 2) Everett Rd view with Flag Bearers, on the "Blessing & Proclamation" Evening 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 from Comedy Works; 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) Linda Loparco, holding our, "Please Remember Me" flag & wearing our Summer White hat and 15) Our Winter Blue Hat. 16) CONTACT us and leave a message!

ALBANY'S VETERANS DAY PARADE: call Tom or Gene for volunteering for being a FLAG BEARER, drivers or assisting in other ways. We will meet, at 10 AM, at the Partridge St. & Central Ave. intersection. FIRST COME - FIRST SERVE. Call Tom Regan (518) 229-3182 OR Gene Loparco (518) 265-0242......or email GENE at: loparco8888@yahoo.com

AS OF, 7/1/15: the following text consist of War Casualties; 1) Total War Stats, 2) Iraqi & Afghanistan, 3) Vietnam War (6 pages), 4) Korean War (3 pages), 5) WWII (4 pages) and 5) "Sources" Websites.

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 VFW (Colonie) Post 8692 = http://www.fvfwpost8692.com

REMINDER: View our other Website: PleaseRememberMe.US - Also, view our "Please Remember Me" FACEBOOK site for more photos and information.

Please. ADD, me: GENE LOPARCO, as your Facebook friend.

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