News and Upcoming Events
Wreaths Across America at the Stephentown Veterans Memorial Park
Thursday, September 21, 11:00am to 7:00pm
Wreath Laying and Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Era Veterans 11 AM
Sponsored by Vets of Stephentown & New Lebanon & Taconic Valley American Legions
The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is a rolling exhibition that brings the local community, veterans, active-duty military and their families together through interactive exhibits, short films, and shared stories. The exhibit serves as a mobile museum, educating visitors about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes as well as to serve as an official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans. All veterans, active-duty military, their families, and the local community members are invited and encouraged to visit, take a tour and speak with WAA representatives and volunteers. They can also share more about the national nonprofit, and the work its volunteers do to support our heroes and their communities year-round.
Public tours for the MEE are free and open to the public! Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit.
Dedication of Vietnam Veteran Sculpture: Stand for the Flag by Leo Leuning and Sherri Treeby of Bad River Artworks
Thursday, September 21 at 7:00
Join us at the library for a special unveiling and dedication of Stand for the Flag, a sculpture created by Bad River Artworks and donated to the Veterans of Stephentown. SML will have the sculpture on permanent display and welcome the community to celebrate it’s unveiling with a small reception. Refreshments will be served.
Lecture Open to the Public
Subject – From the Gates of Hell to Home – Evacuation of the Wounded
Where – Stephentown Firehall, 35 Grangehall Rd, Stephentown, NY
When – Wed. August 2, 2023
Time – 6:30 P.M.
Speaker – Lt Col Diana Clark ( Ret )
Background on Lt. Col. Diana Clark ( Ret )
Diana was commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserve in1988 as an ICU Field Nurse providing medical support for the Cadets and Military staff at West Point. After completing eight years in the Army Reserve Diana transferred to the Air Force Reserve as a Flight Nurse/Medical Crew Director.
In 2004 she was deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Qatar. This Wing is the largest and most diverse expeditionary wing in the USAF and provided mission, operational and medical support for Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. Diana was part of an intense effort to provide medical support for US and coalition forces in the Region.
She completed 16 combat air evacuation missions during the period of intense fighting at Fallujah and Mosul and earned the prestigious Air Medal which is awarded for single acts of heroism and/or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
She later served in the Washington DC area coordinating air evacuation support.
Diana retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt Col.