Town of Elbridge
5 Route 31, P.O. Box 568, Jordan, New York 13080
For more information on events call Cindy Meili 315-572-7439
The Wall That Heals will visit Port Byron in 2017
Port Byron Central School District and Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 704 together announced a spring event that will honor and remember veterans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.
The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Port Byron CSD's campus June 1-4, 2017. The event, which will be free and open to the public, is designed to honor the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces during the Vietnam War, and its walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in Vietnam.
"This experience will offer our community an opportunity to pay tribute to the fallen and honor their families, and bring strength and comfort to those who endured the war," Port Byron CSD Superintendent Neil O'Brien said. "It will also provide students with tangible reinforcement of the history lessons they are learning in classrooms."
The Wall That Heals is a program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the founders of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall). The exhibit's mobile Education Center provides more information about the Vietnam War, including photos of service members whose names are on The Wall, a timeline of the Vietnam era, and letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in Washington, D.C.
"For many of our residents, this event will be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Superintendent O'Brien said. "We hope that, above all, it helps heal some broken hearts"
Each year, The Wall that Heals visits 35 communities throughout the country. Since its opening in 1996, the replica has traveled to more than 400 communities nationwide.
More information about the event, including a program agenda, will be released once it is confirmed.
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A Letter from the Town of Elbridge Veterans Outreach Coordinator
Town of Elbridge Veterans and Family Members,
I am honored at the privilege of being recently selected to represent you as our town's Veterans Services Outreach Coordinator. I am enthusiastic at the opportunity to work with our town officials to help improve communication and access to the many different programs available to assist our veterans and their families, as well as be the conduit in which you can express your concerns and provide suggestions on how to improve the quality of life for those who have, or continue to serve our great nation. In the coming weeks, I will be reaching out via public venues in our community and soliciting suggestions on what our Town Board representatives can do to assist the veterans of the Town of Elbridge. My initial plan is to begin working with local town, county, state and national veteran service organizations to ensure the widest dissemination of information about programs that are available to assist our veterans. Along with this I am dedicated to assisting all of you in order to ensure you have a complete understanding of not only the programs available, but also how to properly accomplish the required actions to take advantage of the benefits and privileges you have earned. Please ensure you check this website periodically for updates and I will be working to establish additional forms of outreach in order to effectively communicate the progress we are making to serve our veterans. Please feel free to contact me directly via email at email@example.com or via telephone 315-572-7439 with any suggestions, or if you would like to volunteer and contribute to helping the veterans of the Town of Elbridge.
Cyntheia C. Meili
Town of Elbridge Veterans Outreach Services
Outreach Coordinator: Cyntheia C. Meili