News From Vale

January 7, 2020

The Winter 2019 "Voice of Vale" newsletter is available for download [2M PDF].

Highlights include: news and updates about the Vale Urban Farm and the addition of a third crematory retort, membership information and details of our recent board elections.

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April 3, 2019

Vale will observe Memorial Day at 10:30 A.M., Monday, May 27, 2019 with a formal ceremony at the Veterans section near the State Street cemetery entrance.

Veterans’ groups representing all military branches will participate and local dignitaries will speak briefly at the Veterans’ Plot.

Since 1866 we have honored the memories of our loved ones who have served in all the wars and most especially, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. It is also a time to remember departed friends and family.eme

Memorial Day Geraniums

Again this year, Vale is offering to plant potted red geraniums (three plants per pot) which will last through the summer, on specified graves.

The first pot purchased is $35 and each additional pot is $25. The price includes the planting and careful maintenance of the entire plot. Two or more pots are recommended.

For more information or to purchase pots, you can download an order form or contact the Vale office at: (518) 346-0423.


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April 30, 2017

The Schenectady Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a ceremony to honor the Vietnam era veterans at Vale Cemetery on Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29th.

The 50th Anniversary Commemorative flag was raised on the Vale flag pole and we honored several of the men who died in the Vietnam War and are buried at Vale Cemetery by reading their names and thanking them for their service.  A wreath was placed at the flagpole, also. Dr. Bernard McEvoy, Vice President of the Board of Directors for Vale Cemetery, was able to assist and attend as well as one of our own member’s husband, Gary Mabee. Both of these men are Vietnam Veterans.

The Schenectady Chapter is also a Commemorative Partner to the 50th Vietnam Commemoration with the Department of Defense. We have pins to award to those people who meet the requirements.

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November 29, 2016

Every few years, Vale has received a used truck as a tax -deductible donation. 

A truck would be ten years or so years old and close to the end of its useful life. The vehicle is used only within the ceme- tery/park for picking up branches, leaves, and pulling the trailer for transporting dirt. The most recent contributed pickup truck had to be scrapped. 

Do you have a vehicle with a few years life in it that Vale could use? You’ll get a tax deduction for its value. Please call 518-346-0423.

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November 29, 2016

As one of only two annual fundraisers, Vale Cemetery is once again offering Holiday Wreaths. There are two sizes available, 22" and 32" inch and they are priced at $35 and $100 respectively.

All wreaths are fresh cut Balsam and will be placed on the plot(s)you specify.

You can download an order form or contact the cemetery office at (518) 346-0423 during normal business hours for more information.

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