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 can be found in Memorial Town Hall, the William K. Sanford Town Library and can be downloaded from this site.

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 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
Appointment is needed. Please call Maureen DeLaughter at 458-9274.

Who Can I Call For More Information?
For more information regarding the Colonie Veterans Project, please call
Maureen DeLaughter at 458-9274 or 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 Maureen DeLaughter
or Melissa Shaw.

How Do I Participate In The Oral History Program?
Anyone interested in participating in the program should complete an
Oral History Questionnaire and return it to:

Melissa Shaw
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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