Town of Hoosick becomes a “Purple Heart Community”

The Purple Heart, the oldest and most prestigious military award was started by General George Washington in 1782. At that time, it was called the Badge of Military Merit. On February 22, 1932 General George MacArthur revived the Purple Heart on the bicentennial of Washington’s birthday.  Currently, the Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in … Continue reading Town of Hoosick becomes a “Purple Heart Community”

BEYOND THE NAMES

By Emma Hall My knowledge and interest in Hoosick’s fallen soldiers began in 2017 with the Town of Hoosick Tribute Flag Program, when I picked up a flyer at my church and knew immediately I had to get involved. Young Private Robert Kent Gardner, who died at age 17 during World War One, was the … Continue reading BEYOND THE NAMES

Keeping Our Stories Alive

Thank you to everyone who stopped out at Liberty Park to pay their respect this Memorial Day weekend. If you weren't able to make it or are interested in hearing interviews from local veterans, we are continuing to post videos on our YouTube channel. If you visit the channel and would like to receive updates when … Continue reading Keeping Our Stories Alive

Story of the Liberty flag

Liberty Memorial Park is a culmination of many years of hard work. The flag Liberty started her journey flying over the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC in 2013. From there Liberty flew over every grave site of each Town of Hoosick soldier who died in service to our country. This was a huge undertaking … Continue reading Story of the Liberty flag