The Hillsdale VFW Veteran Memorial Park
Plaques are $100 each. Click here to download the form.
There is a strong veteran presence among the 60,000+ residents of Columbia County and many of them that are regulars of Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant. Our first appreciation shown towards veterans began many years ago with offering a large discount on golf for all veterans. Soon after, the mention of a 75' flag pole and veteran park got rumors spinning and the patrons of Copake Country Club began envisioning what project would actually come to fruition. With the hard work of Hillsdale VFW member and longtime Copake CC member, Frank Zacarolli, along with many others, the veteran park began. Quickly, a hole was dug and a 75' pole boasting the great American flag was erected. Following the flag pole was a large veteran wall, displaying plaques of those living and deceased that have ever served under in the Armed Forces. The veteran park is open to the public and located just a short walk away at the top of the hill behind our 1st hole. It is a place that can be used to reflect, honor, pray, eat, read or just take it all in. The wall serves as a visual reminder to us of the many great men and women that have served the United States of America.
Pictured left to right: Jim McArthur, Frank Zacarolli, Jon Urban, Austin Urban
The Urban family and Copake Country Club are deeply greatful for all of the people that donated their time, equipment and services to get the park competed:
Hillsdale VFW Member Frank Zacarolli
Hillsdale VFW Member Jim McArthur
Mark and Mark JR Stuerwarld Masonry
Conrad Coons Crane
F.H. Stickles Concrete
Ron Jacobson Excavation