Danby - Mt. Tabor Veterans Memorial
The Memorial was built and is maintained by Danby-Mt. Tabor Now, a non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating all that is great
in our towns." In addition to the memorial, we sponsor many community programs. See below for past events.
A video of the 2020 Veterans Day Observance can be seen HERE.
Katie Gaiotti singing the anthem was not able to be recorded this year due to technical difficulties - here she is singing last year: click here
The veterans of the two communities of Danby and Mt. Tabor are remembered on the Veteran's Memorial located at the juncture of Mt. Tabor Avenue and Main Street in Danby village. The creation of the memorial was originally the vision of Danby resident Richard Carter.
Bringing that vision to fruition involved the generous help and support of many community members and businesses over a period of several years. In an initial step, the old post & beam house that occupied the site was disassembled in order for work on the memorial to begin, culminating in the dedication of the completed memorial on October 16, 2016. (see time-lapse video of the house deconstruction HERE)
The full story of the memorial with photos, from its genesis to completion, can be read HERE. Included is a listing of those veterans who served in peacetime or moved here after service; acknowledgement of the all-important donors, contributors, and supporters; a special tribute to the last local veteran to give his life; and more information.
Access lists of all the veterans memorialized on the monument, by time period:
The Danby-Mt. Tabor Veterans Memorial is an ongoing project, the future maintenance of which has been
taken on by Danby-Mt. Tabor NOW. This group of community-minded residents is asking for volunteers to contribute to several areas of the memorial's maintenance; the details of the volunteer project are outlined HERE.
DMTNow sponsors events throughout the year, including Memorial and Veteran's Day Observances, the annual town wide tag sale, trunk or treat Halloween event, a summer concert and a holiday sing-along/concert. Photos of past events can be found HERE.
Our latest project was renovating the town sign on Route 7, inviting visitors to explore historic Danby Village - click HERE to see pictures.
If you would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the memorial, you can do so via PayPal: