veterans

“It’s just a lot of chance to take ...,” said Wendall Thayer of holding the Voorheesville Memorial Day parade despite COVID-19 still in the community. “It would be awful  somebody caught something because we had the parade.”

Albert Willard Ebert will turn 100 on June 26. His family is hoping friends and admirers will drive by his house at 42 Hamilton Street on July 27 to salute him with a wave and a honk of their car horn.

The Voorheesville Key Club hosted pick-up sites at the Voorheesville Public Library and at Clayton A. Bouton High School to benefit the Albany Veterans Miracle Center.

Veterans were honored by families in Westerlo Rural Cemetery by placing an American flag on their graves last Saturday.

Memorial Day wreath ceremony at Altamont’s Orsini Park on Monday.

During the pandemic, New York Army National Guard duties have ranged from 300 service members helping to retrieve bodies from homes in New York City to members in Albany County distributing food to those who need it and helping at testing sites.

Donations to benefit the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition and The Veterans Miracle Center.

The Hilltowns’ annual Memorial Day Parade, put on by the Helderberg Kiwanis Club, has been canceled over concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. The American Legion in Voorheesville and the Parade Committee in Altamont have also cancelled their parades. 

Monthly Veterans’ Get-together at the Home Front Café in Altamont last Thursday, Jan. 9.

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