Message from the Chairman:
Hello my name is Jack Coonradt Jr. I was born and raised in Cohoes and spent most of my life here.  I served my country from 1969-1970 as a Navy Seabee in Vietnam.
 
After learning about the Vietnam Veterans “Wall that Heals”, I suggested in 2008, that the city of Cohoes petition to bring this Vietnam Veterans travelling wall to our city. After much hard work, we did so and I began to wonder why the city of Cohoes did not have a Citywide monument to honor Vietnam Veterans.
 
I presented this idea to the common council years ago with the help and support of Bill Shea, Air Force veteran and Cohoes American Legion member. He suggested, instead, that a citywide monument to honor all of the veterans from Cohoes be the new project goal, I agreed.  Once we decided that this was our goal, the Cohoes Veterans Memorial Committee was born.
 
The Cohoes Veterans Memorial Committee has been working for years to raise funds with tag days, dinners, and raffles.  We are very thankful to our community support this far and need to raise more funds to achieve our goal.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Jack Coonradt Jr.