The Legacy Project
We are on a mission to create the Capital Region Veteran's Memorial here in the town of Glenville, NY. We call it The Legacy Project.
Who We Are:
We are the “Legacy Project”. Our mission is to honor those brave men and women who sacrificed so much in defense of our nation and its values. These heroes came from all walks of life, were of all races and creeds, and shared a common spirit in their military service. We value all their lives and will create a place that will tell their story and honor that service.
The common thread that binds the lives of these heroes is their love of our country and their families, the desire to make the world a better place, and the hope that what they did will “Make a Difference”.
These are the values we embrace as well. We respect and encourage those who share these values. We will strive to honor all these great Americans by telling their stories and showing the world that they truly did “Make a Difference”.
We are a family of Veterans and Patriots, all races and creeds together as one. That is the principle that guides us.
We must all come together to celebrate their service and pay respect to the families and loved ones who supported them during their most difficult times.
The Legacy Project committee is comprised of both Veterans and Non-Veterans and is a grassroots effort to create a respite in which all Veterans, their families, and the public can experience a place of welcome, camaraderie, remembrance, and even vindication. This will be a place of solitude, comfort, and peace that allows Veterans and their families to perhaps heal the invisible wounds of war.
The Capital Region Veteran's Memorial is a 501.C3 tax-exempt organization and will be a landmark destination for our region. It will have memorials honoring all major conflicts including World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Monuments will include the names of all Capital Region Veterans who gave their lives while serving in these conflicts.
The Legacy Project will also include a Welcome Center and Veteran's Cafe. The Cafe will be an integral part of the facility. It will have a Military Museum and is intended to be a place where Veterans, their families, and the public can relax, make friends, and obtain information.
Location: A potential 6-acre site in the Town of Glenville is being considered. If acceptable, it would include the Veteran's Cafe', the Memorial, a pond, and a pavilion.
Our goal is to honor our regions fallen while creating an environment in which Veterans and their families can share their experiences, share their emotions, and feel that they are not alone.