a letter from Governor George Pataki
It is a pleasure to send warm greeting to alumni, faculty, staff, students and families gathered for the unveiling of the UAlbany Veterans Wall of Honor at the University at Albany.
Today marks a meaningful day for the University at Albany Community, and one which will be long remembered by all who have been witness to such an important project. The Wall of Honor, consisting of almost 3,000 names, will serve as a tribute to those citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and will be a lasting reminder of their courage and that of all American patriots who answered the call of duty in times of war and peace. The 36-foot mural that is to be housed in the University's Main Library will give generations the opportunity to relive the past, experience the present and envision the future. Such an historic occasion is a fitting tribute to the noble men and women who have manned the barricades through the years so that others might live free.
Today's dedication of the UAlbany Veterans Wall of Honor reflects the profound devotion of individual citizens, including University at Albany men and women who served in the Armed Forces for the past two centuries. Such an historic occasion is a fitting tribute to the noble men and women who have manned the barricades through the years so that others might live free. In that regard, I proudly join in honoring those who have made this country the home of the brave and the free. New Yorkers are very proud to recognize the contributions and sacrifice of the University at Albany servicemen and women and to honor their service and achievements.
My personal best wishes for a rewarding and memorable occasion.Very Truly Yours, Governor George Pataki