Albany County, New York
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The Honor A Veteran Program is a monthly event that honors deceased local veterans who have served in time of conflict.
In June of 1993, a committee was formed by the Albany County Veterans Bureau known as the Albany County Honor-A-Veteran Committee. The committee was formed to honor a deceased Albany County veteran, who has served his country in time of conflict.
The Honor A Veteran Program is a monthly event which takes place on the first Monday of each month at one of the Albany County American Legion Posts. The program starts promptly at 8:30am and lasts about one hour.
The very dignified program honors the veteran with a county proclamation delivered by County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. Congressman Paul Tonko presents a flag that has flown over our Nations' Capital in honor of the deceased veteran.After proclamations are presented to the family of the veteran the ceremony adjourns to the outside front of the building for the raising of the American Flag in tribute of our honored veteran. The flag is flown for one month then taken down and given to the Honoree's family by the Chair of the Honor A Vet Selection Committee. Photos of the ceremony are also provided to the family.
You can view an online archive of our honorees dating back to 2002, when we first started adding them to our website. Starting in the summer of 2012 we have available videos of the ceremonies.
The Nomination Process
Anyone (e.g., family, friends, funeral directors, veterans organizations) may submit nominating resumes directly to the committee. The following requirements must be satisfied, with supporting documentation:
You can start the nomination process by sending nominating resumes to:
Charles Burkes, Director
Albany County Veterans Service Bureau
112 State Street, 9th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
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