A Memorial Day Message from Superintendent Skeals

Dear North Colonie Families and Staff – 

As Memorial Day approaches, we gather together to remember, reflect, honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Over this long weekend, I hope we may all find time to pause and recognize the courage and unwavering dedication of those who fought valiantly to defend our cherished freedoms. 

For over a decade, the Town of Colonie has provided a very visible reminder of the importance of this unwavering commitment made by so many Capital Region men and women who have lost their lives in service to our country. Each American flag lining Route 9 honors 10 individuals; there are more than 190 flags in place. It is crucial that we teach younger generations the profound meaning behind Memorial Day, ensuring that the sacrifices of our bravest are never forgotten. By instilling this awareness, we pass on the legacy of gratitude to future generations. Let us join together as a community to ensure that the true purpose of Memorial Day resonates in our hearts and minds.

May this Memorial Day be a time of reflection, gratitude, and unity as we remember and honor the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.