Legion seeking names to add to monument


American Legion Post 83 is accepting submissions of names of local war time veterans to be added to the Veteran’s Monument in Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Tony Huntington, post commander and Mike Rocque, monument chairman, has announced that all names must be submitted by Oct. 14 if they are to be dedicated on Veteran’s Day.

To be considered for addition to the monument a veteran must have served honorably, or still be serving, on Federal Active Duty,during the following dates:

WWI – April 16, 1917-November 11, 1918

WWII – December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

Korea – June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam – February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Lebanon/Grenada – August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984

Panama – December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990

Gulf War/War on Terrorism – August 2, 1990 – Present

The Veteran should be or have been a resident of the Whitehall area.

Names should be submitted in writing (for proper spelling) along with proof of service to the American Legion Post at 148 Main Street in the Village of Whitehall. Attn: Adjutant James Lafayette.

The Monument work will be done by Hicks Memorials of Granville. 

The American Legion does not charge to honor veterans but there is a significant cost to a project like this and donations will be gratefully accepted. A gift of $25 per name would be appropriate.

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