Columbia County Veterans Service Agency
Honor a Vet

Gary Flaherty, Director
389 Fairview Ave., Hudson, NY 12534
518-828-3610 (office), 518-610-0941 (cell)   FAX 518-671-6149      

Honor a Veteran Honorees for 2023 

To submit a Veterans name, pick up an application at the Veterans office located at 389 Fairview Ave, Suite 7, Hudson, NY or call 518-828-3610 for more information. 

Once a month, the county Honor a Veteran committee conducts services at the county office building to honor a deceased veteran for the services they rendered to their community and country. The program is sponsored by Congressman Marc Molinaro,  NY State Senator Michelle Hinchey and the Columbia County Board of Supervisors.  Family, friends and the community  are invited to the ceremony.

 The American Flag is the primary symbol for this honor. Ceremonies are conducted at 9 am. on the fourth Monday of each month from March through November at the Columbia County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson, NY. 

The Flag presented at that ceremony in honor of the recognized Veteran will be flown outside the County Office building for 30 days and then it is presented to the next of kin of the honored Veteran. To be eligible, a Veteran must be deceased 30 days or more and must have resided in Columbia County. The Veteran must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, must have been Honorably Discharged or died while in the service or was declared Missing in Action (MIA), or served in the Merchant Marine or as a Special Civilian Employee on "Active Duty" during the period December 7, 1941 through August 15, 1945. There are no other specific service dates or length of service required. Both War and Peacetime Service are Honored. Applications are available at the Columbia County Veterans Office located at 389 Fairview Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534.