Operation Remember

March 7, 2019

What: We as a nation and town continue to lose members of the Greatest Generation every day.  We have an obligation as a community to honor and digitally document their experiences before it is too late.  Operation Remember will partner with our town Veterans Council, American Legion and VFW to record firsthand accounts of our veterans to be submitted and preserved by the Yorktown Museum.


Why: Currently there are only 3 Medal of Honor recipients from World War II alive. Whether World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Atomic War Veterans, Gulf War or Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts, we have members of our community who valiantly defended our nation.  As a community we have an obligation to honor these brave heroes and preserve their memory before it is too late.


How: Embarking on digitally recording firsthand accounts by local veterans can be done at town hall or a number of local settings.  Considering Yorktown’s appreciation for our local veterans, Operation Remember will provide a fantastic volunteer opportunity for all of our residents, of all ages, to contribute to preserving the stories of our heroes.  

by Matt Slater

Matthew Slater graduated Yorktown High School in 2004. He was recognized by 914Inc. as a member of Westchester Wunderkinds Class of 2015 and previously worked as the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Terrence Murphy. Prior to his time in the State Senate, he spent time as the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, following the 2012 election, and formerly served as Mid-Hudson Regional Director for the New York State Assembly Minority Conference. In addition to his career in government, Slater has helped quarterback nearly all of the local elections in Yorktown for the Republican Party since 2009. In addition to serving as a field director for Yorktown GOP candidates, Slater has previously served as a top aide to Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Colety, a campaign manager with the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Steve Katz and a Regional Coordinator for the New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee. Slater received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College, where he was a volunteer for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential bid. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. Matt and his wife Kellie reside in Jefferson Valley and have one child.

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