Herkimer County Hunger Coalition

Herkimer County Hunger Coalition P.O. Box 622, Herkimer, NY 13350

Herkimer County Hunger Coalition P.O. Box 622, Herkimer, NY 13350

Herkimer County Hunger Coalition P.O. Box 622, Herkimer, NY 13350Herkimer County Hunger Coalition P.O. Box 622, Herkimer, NY 13350Herkimer County Hunger Coalition P.O. Box 622, Herkimer, NY 13350

FALLEN STARS MEMORIAL

The Fallen Stars Memorial Project was developed for the purpose of honoring the men and women from New York State who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has two features. The first is a memorial mural consisting of an 8x4 main section and two 4x3 wings. Depicted in chronological order are the faces, names, hometowns, ranks and branches of service of our, to date, 324 Fallen Stars. The second feature is highlighted by several hundred projects (at least one for every Fallen Star) insuring that each hero is remembered in a special way designed to improve the quality of life of area communities. Among said projects are the following: Marine Sgt. Shawn Martin Annual Memorial Golf Tournament conducted by the Frankfort Kiwanis Club; Army Sgt. Michael Uvanni Annual Bike Rodeo (Sommer brothers); Army Cpl. Michael Mayne Cookie Corps. The original committee members; RJ Lenarcic-Kay Lenarcic-Kelly Brown-Commander Rich Monahan-Dan Ferguson-Elmer Heston-Greg Riddle-Larre Harris-Paul Scanlon-Bob Critser (mural designer)-Ron Schoonmaker-Devin McDonald and Mimi Martin. Project sponsors include Herkimer Polish Home-Herkimer Lions Club-Little Falls Rotary Club-Frankfort Kiwanis Club-Crowley-Barnum (Mohawk) American Legion Post #25-The HCHC and Cayuga Community College Student Veterans Club. The mural includes two  Congressional Medal of Honor recipients: Cpl. Jason L. Dunham and Lt. Michael P. Murphy. Anyone or organization interested in displaying the memorial mural can contact Kelly Brown at 315-867-3375. To date it has been displayed at over 90 venues (some multiple times) and traveled over 13,000 miles within the state.