News From Vale

April 30, 2017

The Schenectady Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a ceremony to honor the Vietnam era veterans at Vale Cemetery on Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29th.

The 50th Anniversary Commemorative flag was raised on the Vale flag pole and we honored several of the men who died in the Vietnam War and are buried at Vale Cemetery by reading their names and thanking them for their service.  A wreath was placed at the flagpole, also. Dr. Bernard McEvoy, Vice President of the Board of Directors for Vale Cemetery, was able to assist and attend as well as one of our own member’s husband, Gary Mabee. Both of these men are Vietnam Veterans.

The Schenectady Chapter is also a Commemorative Partner to the 50th Vietnam Commemoration with the Department of Defense. We have pins to award to those people who meet the requirements.

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November 29, 2016

Every few years, Vale has received a used truck as a tax -deductible donation. 

A truck would be ten years or so years old and close to the end of its useful life. The vehicle is used only within the ceme- tery/park for picking up branches, leaves, and pulling the trailer for transporting dirt. The most recent contributed pickup truck had to be scrapped. 

Do you have a vehicle with a few years life in it that Vale could use? You’ll get a tax deduction for its value. Please call 518-346-0423.

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November 29, 2016

As one of only two annual fundraisers, Vale Cemetery is once again offering Holiday Wreaths. There are two sizes available, 22" and 32" inch and they are priced at $35 and $100 respectively.

All wreaths are fresh cut Balsam and will be placed on the plot(s)you specify.

You can download an order form or contact the cemetery office at (518) 346-0423 during normal business hours for more information.

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October 20, 2015

The Victorian Lady Visits Vale Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Sue McLane, the Victorian Lady, will lead a 2 hour guided tour through this historic cemetery as "a woman in mourning for lost ones." Dressed in antique clothing, Sue is an award winning historic interpreter studying the social history of the 19th century as an independent scholar since 1991.

We'll meet at the caretaker's cottage 907 State Street and start off at 2 p.m. in the transport buses stopping at over a dozen different places in the 100 acre cemetery. Sue will share information about death and dying in the 19th century, diseases and their treatment, mourning customs and their origins and the development of Vale as a non-denominational urban resting place.

A donation of $7 per person is suggested with children under 12 years of age admitted free. For more information please call 346-0423.

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May 12, 2015

Saturday, May 16th at 8:30am ornithologist Neal Reilly leads a FREE guided bird walk in the 100 Acre Urban Greenspace and Wildlife Preserve. Both experienced and beginning bird watchers are welcomed. See the migratory species and year round native habitat birds. Meet at the caretaker’s house at 907 State St., Schenectady.

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