News Release

November 2, 2015      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


Dutchess County War Memorial Ceremony Highlights Slate of Local Veterans Day Events

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret), Director of the Dutchess County’s Division of Veterans Services invite citizens to participate in Dutchess County’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial on Wednesday, November 11th at 11 a.m.


The Dutchess County War Memorial is located at the John K. Rinaldi Memorial Park at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Main Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie. This will be the first time Dutchess County will host this annual event since the memorial’s ownership was transferred to the County from the Dutchess County War Memorial Committee, which faithfully maintained the site since its original dedication nearly 30 years ago.

Veterans Day is a national holiday intended to be a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

In addition to the November 11th event at the Dutchess County War Memorial, local municipalities throughout the county will host Veterans Day ceremonies to honor and remember. County Executive Molinaro and Director Rivera encourage Dutchess County residents to celebrate local veterans by participating in one or more of the numerous Veterans Day events planned across the county.

The Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services reached out to local municipalities and community organizations and has compiled a listing of events taking place on or around Veterans Day. The event listing follows below with contact information provided for additional inquiries.

2015 Veterans Day 
Community Observances in Dutchess County 
(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations)

Listed alphabetically by municipality


Dutchess County Veterans’ Services:

Saturday, November 07, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
10th  Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day Event
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde
Point of Contact: Nelson Eddy Rivera @ 845-486-2060

Castle Point VA Hospital:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: VA Hospital, Castle Point Campus, Multi-Purpose Room #100
Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

Amenia:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Fountain Square at the intersection of Route 22 & 343/44
Hosted by: VFW Post #5444, Volunteer Firemen and Cub Scouts Pack #29
Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ 845-489-7826

Beacon: 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: 413 Main Street, Beacon, NY in front of Memorial Building
Hosted by: VFW Post #666 
Point of Contact: Paul Blose @ 845-897-0072

Village of Fishkill:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans Monument – corner of Main St & Broad St
Hosted by: VFW Post #1286 and Village of Fishkill
Point of Contact: Angela Arasim, Village Clerk @ 845-897-4430

Town of Fishkill:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Fishkill Supply Depot Burial Ground, RT 9 & Van Wyck Lake Rd
Keynote Speaker: Karl R. Rohde
Hosted by: Assemblyman Kieran Lalor
Point of Contact: Krista Field @ 781-277-7323

Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Town of Fishkill’s War Memorial Plaza, 793 Route 52
Hosted by: Friends of the Mt. Beacon Eight
Point of Contact: David Rocco @ 914-819-8792

Hyde Park:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 10:45 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans’ Memorial, 4383 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park
Hosted by: Hyde Park American Legion Post #1303
Point of Contact: Michael Athanas @ 845-233-6019

Millbrook:  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location:  Veterans Green, Front Street, Millbrook, NY
Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post #9008 
Point of Contact: Lonn Moore @ 845-392-4911

Millerton:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans Park Millerton – Corner of Dutchess Ave & Main Street
Hosted by: American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ 518-929-3624

City of Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, November 08, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  City Hall, 3rd Floor
Hosted by:  City of Poughkeepsie & Lafayette American Legion Post #37
Point of Contact:  Jacquemae Perrotta @ 845-452-5960

City of Poughkeepsie:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Lafayette Post Home 131 Hudson Ave. Lower Level
Hosted by: Lafayette American Legion Post #37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perrotta @ 845-452-5960

City of Poughkeepsie:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Manor at Woodside, Academy Street
Hosted by: Lafayette American Legion Post #37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perrotta @ 845-452-5960

Town of Poughkeepsie:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 4:30 PM
Ribbon Cutting for Veterans Resource Center
Location: Dutchess Community College, Pendell Hall
Point of Contact: Anthony Kavouras @ 845-232-5754

Town of Poughkeepsie:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial, Raymond Ave & Main Street
Hosted by: Dutchess County Veterans’ Services
Point of Contact: Nelson Eddy Rivera @ 845-486-2060

Red Hook:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans Memorial Park, Albany Post Rd North
Hosted by: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7765
Point of Contact: William Moore @ 845-758-6212

Rhinebeck:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location:  Rhinebeck Cemetery, corner of Route 9 South and Mill Road
Hosted by: Women’s Auxiliary & Montgomery American Legion Post #429
Point of Contact: Wayne Rifenburgh @ 914-474-6161

Village of Tivoli:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: East Broadway Monument Hill
Hosted by: Harris Smith American Legion Post #524
Point of Contact:  Thomas Mabie @ 845-758-1330

Town of Wappinger:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls
Hosted by:  Town of Wappinger
Point of Contact:  Jessica Fulton @ 845-297-0720

Village of Wappingers Falls:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony 
Location: Major Joseph McDonald MIA/POW Park, East Main St., Wappingers Falls    
Posted by: J.M. Goring – WM. Hurtz American Legion Post #427
Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ 845-297-2943 or  845-297-6777

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