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Vet-Scan has been launched by Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell to bring military service memories and photos from veterans into the digital age.  It's a co-operative project with the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, Historian’s Office, Southeast Museum and other volunteers. 

 

Veterans Service Agency Director Karl Rohde says securing military memories of the past for future generations is part and parcel to the work of the Putnam County Veterans Museum and the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council.  Local families with a military story are being invited to take advantage of a free offer to have old letters, photos and assorted military memories scanned so families do not lose their loved one’s story of service. 

 

Veterans and qualifying participants in Vet-Scan will be able to make appointments through the County Historian's Office and with other volunteers throughout the community to have their photos and items scanned and recorded which will then be stored on a memory device such as a USB or burned to a disk, free of charge. 

 

For more information on Vet-Scan, contact the Putnam County Historian’s office at 845-808-1420 or email historian@putnamcountyny.gov.

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