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DAR donates $5K for NY cemetery’s veterans memorial project

September 19, 2018

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) — An Albany-area cemetery has received a grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution to restore the markers and monuments of hundreds of veterans.

The DAR’s Washington, D.C,-based national organization says it has donated $5,000 to St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet (wah-ter-vuh-LEET’) for its Veterans Memorial Restoration Project.

Starting Wednesday, a team of veterans and other volunteers will help reset, repair and clean the markers and monuments on the graves of about 700 veterans.

Cemetery historian Kelly Grimaldi is compiling a list of the veterans buried at the cemetery, located just north of Albany. Some of the stone markers date as far back as the Civil War.

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