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80+ Interviews with Local Veterans to Air on Greenburgh TV This Weekend

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During the Memorial Day weekend over 80 interviews with different veterans who reside in Greenburgh and who have participated in the Greenburgh Living History initiative  will be aired on Greenburgh TV (channels 75 and 76 -cablevision and 34 and 35 FIOS).  

Every week, during the past three years, Alan Hochberg (with the production assistance of Ardsley Vietnam Veteran Steve Wittenberg) has been interviewing veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict. Each of the interviews lasts approximately half an hour.

The interviews will be aired non-stop from Friday night through Monday evening. This is the first year that some Korean veterans will have their interviews broadcast on local TV. Sadly, some of the veterans who were interviewed during the past few years have passed away. These interviews will help the community never forget their contributions. To commemorate the role our Greenburgh heroes have had in defending democracy, the town of Greenburgh has broadcast the Living History interviews non-stop every Memorial Day and Veteran's Day weekends for three years.

We want to make sure that the community does not forget the contributions of our veterans and we hope that children will be inspired by the stories the veterans tell of their heroic accomplishments. We are planning to organize a bus trip with veterans to Washington DC to meet with our Congressional delegation and to hand deliver to officials at the Library of Congress copies of the interviews -- to be archived at the Library of Congress. 

Veterans who are interested in being interviewed are invited to email Alan Hochberg at ahochberg@greenburghny.com or Paul Feiner at pfeiner@greenburghny.com if you would like to be interviewed for our living history initiative.  A special thank you to George Malone, our cable TV coordinator for his efforts producing and editing the interviews. Clips of scenes from the wars can be seen during the interviews. Veterans of World War II receive priority if they are interested in being interviewed. Korean conflict veterans are currently being interviewed. Interviews take place weekly.

PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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