How Do I Participate?
family members wishing to participate should complete
a Service Data Form
and bring one 8 x 10 or smaller photograph of the veteran
(preferably in uniform) to one of the data collection
locations. The photo will then be digitally scanned by
a volunteer and returned while you wait. The database
of service information will be created from the facts
collected on the Service Data Forms. The entire process
should only take a few minutes.
War time veterans, living or deceased, who served in World
War I, World War II, Vietnam, The Persian Gulf War, Iraq
or at any other time. The project is open to veterans
presently residing in the Town of Colonie or who resided
in the Town at the time of the conflict. Men and women
from all military branches of service - Army, Army Air
Corp / Air Force. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and
Merchant Marine will be documented.
Can I Find A Service Data Form?
Service Data Forms can be found in Memorial Town Hall,
the William K. Sanford Town Library and can be downloaded
from this site.
If I Do Not Have A Picture?
While we prefer a picture in uniform, any picture of the
veteran can be used in this project. If you do not have
any picture available of the veteran, we can still collect
the information and include the veteran in the project.
Can I Turn In My Service Data Form?
Information may be brought to one of three locations:
The Town Clerk's Office in Memorial Town Hall
Colonie Police Department in Public Safety Center
Appointment is needed. Please call Melissa Shaw at 782-2662.
William K. Sanford Town Library
is needed. Please
DeLaughter at 458-9274.
Can I Call For More Information?
For more information regarding the Colonie Veterans Project,
please call Maureen
at 458-9274 or Melissa
Shaw at 782-2662.
Do I Update My Information?
If you would like to see any of your information changed
or would like to see something added, please contact Maureen
Do I Participate In The Oral History Program?
Anyone interested in participating in the program should
complete an Oral
and return it to:
Colonie Police Department
312 Wolf Road
Latham, New York 12110
Veterans are also encouraged to gather photographs and
memorabilia that can be taped the day of the interview.
After the form is received by the Project, a member of
the committee will contact the veteran to schedule a date
for the interview.
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