As you gather with your families at this time of year, you might take a moment to listen to the older ones tell their stories. Think others might want to hear their stories too? You are right!

The Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) along with Bard College and their Mobile History Van are looking to collect memories and experiences of our veterans here in Dutchess County. According to a press release, the stories are being sought as a part of a 'yearlong series of events to honor veterans’ service over the past two centuries.'

World War veterans stories and experiences will also be researched by the local historical societies. If you know of a Veteran who would like to participate in the program, email bill.jeffway@dchsny.org or mail to DCHS, PO Box 88, Poughkeepsie NY 12601.

Reminder: Thank veterans and service members every chance you get for their service to our country.