unveiling by Robert A. LaDuke, Town of Colonie Veterans
Memorial Committee Chair and Town Supervisor Paula
The Town of
Colonie Veterans Memorial was formally unveiled to the public
on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. (Photos)
The memorial, designed by Keith Buff of Einhorn Yaffee Prescott
Architecture & Engineering PC was unveiled by Robert
A. LaDuke, Colonie Veterans Memorial Committee Chair and
Colonie Town Supervisor Paula A. Mahan.
After a rainout on August 21, 2010, the original unveiling
date of the memorial,
August 25, 2009 proved to be a beautiful day and well over
1,000 residents turned out for the event.
of B95.5 FM served as Master of Ceremonies and Michelle
LaRock, Deputy Director of the New York State Division of
Veterans Affairs was the Keynote Speaker.
included a patriotic medley by Capitaland Chorus, the LaSalle
Institute O’Donovan Drill Team and piper Officer Patrick
Germaine of the Colonie Police Department. Taps was performed
by Steven Stella of the Fort Crailo Yankee Doodle Band.
Following the ceremony was a performance by the Electric
The Town of Colonie Veterans
Memorial would not have been possible if were not for the
hard work by the members of the Town of Colonie Veterans Memorial
Committee. Thank you to all members, past and present for
your generous contributions in all apects of this worthwhile
of Colonie Veterans Memorial Committee
A. LaDuke, Committee Chairman
||Supervisor Paula Mahan
||Traci St. Denis