Thursday, October 16, 2014

After 100 Years............

Today, we received the following letter of thanks........

Dear Sir or Madam:

Please accept our US$.... donation to Corporation.

Endless thanks to your volunteer who helped us find, after 100 years, the final resting place of my Great-Grandfather Stanko Dupalo,

My Great-Grandfather Stanko Dupalo was killed in a Welland Canal construction accident on November 2, 1914, at the age of 29 years. He had immigrated to America in 1911, died a widower, and left behind only one orphan son, back in Yugoslavia/Serbia. That was my Greanfather, Djuro Dupalo, who was killed in WWII.

Mr. Stanko Dupalo will be listed as fatality No. 5 on the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial. My Great-Grandfather was originally listed in the Welland Canal record of  fatalities as "Stanley Duflo". However, the picture of his headstone that your volunteer and your organization posted online, helped Mr. Arden Phair (a volunteer with the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial) trace the records and ascertain the true identity of Mr. Stanko Dupalo.

Thank you all for your outstanding noble efforts in keeping and doing the good.

Best regards,

Z.... K.........
Madison, WI

It is so gratifying to receive such heartfelt note as this.

Congratulations and thanks go out to ALL of our volunteers!
Each of you help literally hundreds and thousands of people find their loved ones' last resting place; although the story may not be as dramatic as this and never told to us individually.

1 comment:

Lawrence Gulston said...

Any more of these? It's nice to hear from folks who benefit from the website. It's been almost a year since the last post ...