Columbia County Director of Veteran's Services Gary Flaherty would like to get the word out to all
Veterans to register their DD Form 214 with the Columbia County Clerk's Office. This is the form needed before any benefits
can be obtained. For more information contact Director Flaherty at the office information listed above or:
Director Flaherty also states, "
I find veterans who do not want to go through the process of applying for the benefits they earn. My response is that
if they do not want to apply for themselves, please do it for your family. I see to many families that come for help
after a Veteran dies and we have to tell that that the Veteran never applied for anything and therefore, they can not get
He further states, "In the case of the death of a Veteran, I have been able to establish
a system with the various Honor Programs where I can arrange Military Honors in one day to include weekends and holidays"
For these and any other veteran issues please contact
Columbia County Clerk Holly Tannner and Veterans Services Director Gary Flaherty are working on a program where
any Veteran who registers their DD 214 with the County Clerk gets a card that gives them a 10% discount with many of
Columbia County merchants. The Chamber of Commerce is assisting with getting businesses for the program. Please
contact the Veterans Services Office for more information.
Click for information ~ Return the F.A.V.O.R.
Leatherstocking Honor Flights:
Spring Flights 2013 - May 18th and June 8th
For information and applications for Veterans and guardians contact:
Liz Reinhart, Veterans Coordinator
P.O. Box621 Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 339-2464Cell (518) 673-3965 Home
Columbia County Honor-A-Veteran Ceremonies are held at 401 State Street Hudson.
Start time is 9AM.
Monday May 20: Captain
Raymond R. Moor Sr. of Germantown, who served in the US Army during World War II, will be honored. Ceremony begins at 9:00am
in the Supervisors Chambers. For more information contact Vince at 518-851-2946.
June 24: Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Warren S. Lee Jr. of Copake, who served in the US
Navy during the Korean War, will be honored. Ceremony begins at 9:00am in the Supervisors Chambers. For more information contact
Vince at 518-851-2946.
Monday July 22: Tech Sergeant Edward J. Keeler
of Hudson, who served in the US Army during World War II, will be honored. Ceremony begins at 9:00am in
the Supervisors Chambers. For more information contact Vince at 518-851-2946
If you know of a Veteran that should be honored please
contact Director Flaherty
Click for Congressman Gibson's Veterans Committee Resource Site
Click for Columbia County American Legion site