Honor Lnc. Cpl. Zachary Smith
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U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
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Rep. Louise Slaughter
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
New York-26
Rep. Brian Higgins
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer
New York-29
Rep. Tom Reed

Honor Lnc. Cpl. Zachary Smith

    1. Joe Racalto
    2. Petition by

      Joe Racalto

      Washington, DC

Congress enacted and President Obama signed the law to designate and rename the Hornell, NY Post Office after LCPL Zachary Smith, who was tragically killed in Afghanistan.  Zach, and hundreds of others, deserve to have their names prominently displayed, on the front of the building, like every other federal entity.  

As you may know, the USPS denied our request to place the marker, as well as placing Zach's name on the building, which, ironically,  Congress itself designated as the 'Zachary Smith Post Office Building.'  

What's more disturbing, however, is that other notables who have had this honor, have been permitted to have their names installed on 'their' institution.  An example is the Congressman Joe Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, The Sam Rayburn Congressional House Office Building in DC, and hundreds of others.

Servicemen and women should be treated equally under the law.  This may not be a big issue to some, it is to us.  Zach had a high honor bestowed upon him by the U.S. government, rightfully so.  The very least we can do, as a civilized and just society, is to make sure his honor is not blinded by unfair laws.  

There are hundreds of military men and women who have had this honor, none of them are afforded the right to have their name memorialized on the facade of their proper building -- we are seeking to right this wrong.

If you agree, please sign this petition.  With each signature we receive, an email is sent to Congress.

Empowering each other is a great tribute to Zach.  Collectively, we will make a difference.

Join us.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory

      Joe Racalto
      Petition Organizer

      The Post Office has reversed its decision and will allow Zach's name to be displayed. Thank you everyone for your support and help.

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. Andy Thompson

      Joe Racalto
      Petition Organizer

      Andy Thompson is the Editor of the Hornell Evening Tribune, Zach's hometown newspaper. He did an outstanding editorial today.

    4. Reached 4,000 signatures
    5. Great journalism

      Joe Racalto
      Petition Organizer

      Sean Carroll from 13 WHAM

    6. Thank you Bob Lonsberry, Brother Wease, Sean Carroll and YNN, WLEA

      Joe Racalto
      Petition Organizer

      We had a wonderful media day today. Let's keep up the momentum -double down and ask two friends to sign. On behalf of the Smith family, Zach and all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, thank you. ---Joe Racalto

    7. Reached 3,000 signatures
    8. Listen online to the Smith's discuss Zach and this injustice tomorrow

      Joe Racalto
      Petition Organizer

      Brother Wease Tuesday at 8:30 online at The Fox 95.1
      Bob Lonsberry Tuesday at 11 at WHAM 1180
      Sean Carroll WHAM TV 13

    9. Reached 2,000 signatures
    10. Great response. Lets double it- encourage a friend to sign.

      Joe Racalto
      Petition Organizer

      Media response is excellent. Thanks to all of you......

    11. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Laura Zimmer DEWEY, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a proud Marine Mom. All of our military are heroes. Those who have paid the ultimate price are deserving of extra recognition. Oohrah!

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    • Diana Lister HORNELL, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      It is men and women like Zachary Smith, that willingly fight to keep this country free... even when it don't make sense they still fight... now that is HONOURABLE.

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    • Brian Meck RAVENNA, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      LCPL Smith was a fellow Marine. My reserve unit in Rochester, NY did honor guard and the his funeral.

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    • Shawne Porter ALMOND, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Zachary deserves this, his family deserves this, others deserve this! And it should have been done a long time ago!

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    • Karen Porter HORNELL, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      because it's the right thing to do!!

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