Danby - Mt. Tabor Veterans Memorial
2020's Memorial Day Observance can be watched here - the event starts 15 minutes into the recording: 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.
If you would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the memorial, you can do so via PayPal: