Welcome Fellow Americans!January 11, 2013 17 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 be a solemn & respectful journey. ALL are welcome to attend, as bystanders.
This operation will inspire those who have forgotten these veterans or did not know them. Some of us, lost relatives or friends, during these wars. Let us not forget them!
This project is sponsored by the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans.
For Tax Deductible donations; please make checks payable to: "Please Remember Me" and mail to either 1) Trustco Bank - Newton Plaza Office; 602 New Loudon Rd; Latham, NY 12110 or 2) TCCCVEV, PO Box 11100; Albany, NY 12211. Also, 3) c/o Gene Loparco, Secretary/Treas.; 22 Furlong Dr., Albany, NY 12205.
If, you're visiting any Trustco Branch; you may make a donation with any Teller. Thank You and God Bless America!
Any excess will be used for the restoration for Albany County’s Vietnam Memorial; located in Lafayette Park, opposite the NY State Capitol Building.
If, you have any questions; please, feel free to email Gene Loparco, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or make a comment on this site.