The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has donated $5,000 to St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet for its Veterans Memorial Restoration Project, which began Sept. 19-20. Volunteers, including veterans, community members and history buffs, joined Albany Diocesan Cemeteries historian KELLY GRIMALDI to help restore about 700 grave markers and monuments in need of resetting, repair and cleaning. Ms. Grimaldi documented nearly 1,000 graves in a database that will be made public by the end of the year; many gravestones dating as far back as the Civil War are illegible due to pollutants and position in the ground. The project will ensure that every veteran buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery is properly memorialized.  To donate to the project or help reset and restore veterans’ graves, contact  or (518) 350-7679. Additional funding came from the Golub Foundation, the Troy Irish Genealogy Society, the Sons of Union Veterans, the 125th Regiment, NY, and many private citizens.