ALL GAVE SOME & SOME GAVE ALL!
It is with great pleasure that the Town of Plattekill welcomed Senator Bill Larkin to a ceremony at the site of the Plattekill Veterans Memorial on Patura Road in Modena.
Senator Bill Larkin announced that he helped the Town of Plattekill & the Plattekill Veterans Committee secure a $150,000 grant from the NYS Dormitory Authority. Gathered at the Plattekill Veterans Memorial were town board members, veterans, veterans committee members and many supportive residents!
With the help of Senator Bill Larkin, this grant gives a huge boost to the over $30,000 in funds already raised by the Veterans Committee. It is the hope that with these funds the Plattekill Veterans Memorial will be that much closer to completion. What was once just a suggestion from life long residents, is now that much closer to becoming a reality!
A heartfelt thank you to Senator Bill Larkin for all his help and support to Plattekill and our Veterans! A special shout out to the Plattekill Veterans Committee for always putting the Memorial FIRST. For your countless hours of fundraising and your continued efforts to have a place to reflect and give THANKS!
To Those Who Courageously Gave Their Lives, And Those Who Bravely Fight Today..THANK YOU!
Joseph G. Croce
American Flag Drop Box
The Town of Plattekill proudly announces the placement of an American Flag Drop Box in front of the Plattekill Town Hall. The idea came from a resident of the Town suggesting the need of a local drop off designated for ripped or tattered American Flags, to then be disposed of accordingly.
A 1958 mailbox was donated by the Laskowsky Family for just such a use. Once the mailbox was prepped for restoration, two Boy Scouts from our Town completed the process by joining forces on this most worthy community service project.
Patrick Leonard from Troop 70 & Dustin Colombo from Troop 195 worked together to paint the mailbox Red, White & Blue. Decals donated by Don Dubois, owner of Sign Designs were then applied.
American Flags of all sizes can be placed in the American Flag Drop Box to be retired respectfully. Stop by and see our little piece of history!