The Cohoes Veterans Memorial
 
Honoring our past, present and future…
In the fall of 2014, the Cohoes Veterans Memorial Committee decided on West End Park to be the home of the new memorial.  This site is fitting for several reasons.  It is centrally located and easily accessible. Historically, the land was once a cemetery which included veterans of the Civil War.
   
The memorial will restore the existing Soldiers and Sailors monument which was dedicated in 1905.  This will include cleaning the stone and restoring the bronze plaque in the front of the monument.  A structural assessment will also be undertaken to ensure the monument stands for many generations to come.
   
The new features of the memorial will include new landscaping and lighting, a brick plaza surrounding the Civil War Monument, representations of the six branches of service and interpretative signage telling the story of the role Cohoesiers played in the major armed conflicts.  The memorial will also feature a digital component which will archive all of the veterans from the City of Cohoes.