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Release Date: February 21, 2010

    The Greenburgh Veterans Advisory Group  (which was established last year by Town Board resolution) will inaugurate an exciting new initiative at the meeting of the Greenburgh Town Board this Wednesday evening (Feb 24): a Veterans of Greenburgh Living History project. The co-chairs of the group, Alan Hochberg and Frank Musantry, will work with Ardsley resident Stephen Wittenberg and will be interviewing veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The taped interviews will be placed in a section of the Greenburgh Library so that citizens and students can learn from the experiences of Greenburgh residents who served our country during various conflicts.
    The project began as an idea that was developed during our first meeting of the Veteran's advisory group.  The Veterans Advisory Group  is comprised mostly of veterans living in the villages or unincorporated areas of Greenburgh. Some members are not veterans but all have a desire to assist veterans causes. A few weeks ago a women by the name of Nancy Schilro spoke before the council about the wounded warrior project. She was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marines and was wounded in Iraq. She is a true American hero and a role model for all Americans.  She currently works for the wounded warrior project as a benefits consultant.  This would be a wonderful real life history session taught to the children by there neighbors. Sometimes for children history doesn't seem real. However when people who helped shape some of our current history talk about their memories this can a powerful teaching tool for our young people.  
    Veterans who are interested in being interviewed for this living history project on video should contact ahochberg@greenburghny.com  or pfeiner@greenburghny.com . 
Paul Feiner 
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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