Town of Colonie Veterans Project

"The Eternal Soldier"
by F.A. Costa

Commonly Asked Questions

How Do I Participate?
Veterans or 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.

Who Is Eligible?
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.

Where Can I Find A Service Data Form?
Service Data Forms are available here.

What 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.

Where Can I Turn In My Service Data Form?
Information may be brought to one of two 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.

Who Can I Call For More Information?
For more information regarding the Colonie Veterans Project, please call
Melissa Shaw at 782-2662.

How 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
Melissa Shaw.


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