News Release

May 16, 2017      

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


Dutchess County Honors Those Who Gave All
Illuminate the Walkway Over the Hudson Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day Ceremony at the County’s War Memorial

Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret), of Dutchess County’s Veterans Services, invite Dutchess County residents to participate in two special Memorial Day ceremonies to be held on Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day.

On Sunday, May 28th at 8 p.m., a ceremony and vigil will be held on the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park in honor of those who gave their lives in defense of our great nation. The event will be held at the flagpole in the center of the Walkway and will feature a flag ceremony with the Pleasant Valley American Legion and Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars. A retired flag presentation will be performed, and members of Buglers Across America will play “Taps.” In addition, the Hudson Valley Alumni Guard and the 20th Century Limited Drum and Bugle Corps Honor Guard will be in attendance. The public is invited to participate by bringing a flashlight, glow stick or other non-flammable lighted object to light up the Walkway with a special Sunset Illumination Vigil.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, at 11 a.m., Dutchess County will host a tribute ceremony to the men and women of Dutchess County who lost their lives during military service at the Dutchess County War Memorial at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Main Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Local Boy Scouts will participate in the tribute, as will County Executive Molinaro, the guest speaker.

For more information, contact Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services at (845) 486-2060 or visit dutchessny.gov/Veterans.

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 Memorial Day. The event listing follows below with contact information provided for additional inquiries.

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2017 Memorial Day Community Observances
(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations.)

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality:

Castle Point VA Hospital:
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M. - Ceremony

Location: Castle Point Campus, River Memorial Garden
41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls, New York
Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho (845) 831-2000 ext. 5135

Hopewell Junction:
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ 7:00 A.M. - Ceremony & Light Breakfast

Location: John Jay High School, 2012 Rt 52, Hopewell Jct
Contact: Dave Kedzielawa @ 897-6700 ext 30043
Pre-registration is required – allison.fedigan@wcsdny.org to register

Hyde Park:
Friday, May 26th, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M. - USO Show

Location: FDR Presidential Library - 4079 Albany Post Road
Contact: Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225
Pre-registration is required – visit www.fdrlibrary.org to register

Hyde Park: 
Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th, 2017 - WWII Encampment & Military Displays

Location: FDR Presidential Library – 4079 Albany Post Road
Contact:  Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225

City of Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M. - Ceremony

Location: Soldier & Sailor Fountain, South Ave.
Hosted by:  City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post # 37
Contact: Jacquemae Perotta (845) 452-5960, perrotta305@aol.com

Milan:
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. - Parade & Ceremony

Location: Milan Town Hall, Route 199
Hosted by: Town of Milan Veterans
Contact:  Bill Gallagher (845) 758-5133 ext 2, supervisor@milan-ny.gov

Pawling:
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. - Ceremony

Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Avenue, Pawling
Hosted by: Congregation of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church & American Legion Hasler Kamp
Post # 215
Contact:  John Ford (845) 416-5576

Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. - Ceremony – Illuminate the Walkway

Location: Flag Pole in the center of the Walkway Over the Hudson
Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro & Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Contact:  Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services (845) 486-2060

Village of Rhinebeck:
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 @ 12:30 P.M. - Ceremony Dedication

Location:  Doughboy Memorial
Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
Contact: Gary Roome (845) 471-6935 or Patricia Coon (845) 625-7024

Amenia:     
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M. - Ceremony

Location: Amenia Veterans Memorial Park
Hosted by:  VFW Post # 5444
Contact:  Vicki Doyle (845) 489-7826, vdoyle@ameniany.gov

Beacon:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M. - Ceremony 

Location: 413 Main Street, Beacon
Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post # 203
Contact: Louis Humphreys (845) 527-4010, luis45678@aol.com          

East Fishkill:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:45 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Memorial, Rt 82 and Beekman Road
Hosted by: American Legion Manny Bacon Post # 1758, Town of East Fishkill
Contact: Gina Grippo (845) 221-4303, grippog@eastfishkillny.org or
                     Kevin Hathron (845) 264-5159, khath48@yhaoo.com

Hopewell Junction:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M. - Catholic Mass

Location: St. Denis Cemetery, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Jct.
Hosted by: St. Denis Church
Contact: St. Denis Church (845) 227-8382, fr.bob@stdenischurch.org

Hyde Park:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 1:30 P.M. - Rose Garden Memorial Service

Location: FDR Presidential Library – 4079 Albany Post Rd
Contact: Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225

Millbrook:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location: Franklin Ave and Tribute Garden Park
Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post # 9008
Contact:  Lonn Moore (845) 392-4911, lemoore@us.ibm.com

Pawling:
Monday May 29th, 2017 @ 9:30 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location: Utter Brothers, Memorial Drive to Veteran Memorial Plaza at the Village Green
Hosted by: American Legion Hasler Kamp Post # 215
Contact: John Claudet  (845) 855-9477

Pleasant Valley:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M. - Ceremony

Location: Pleasant Valley Mill Site, Main St.
Hosted by: Pleasant Valley American Legion Post # 739
Contact: Carl Rennia (845) 635-2626

Poughkeepsie:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M. - Ceremony

Location:  Dutchess County War Memorial-corner of Raymond Ave. and Main St.
Hosted by:  Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro & Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Contact:  Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services  (845) 486-2060

Red Hook:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M.  -  Parade and Ceremony

Location: Red Hook High School to Memorial Square Park
Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
Contact:  William Moore (845) 758-8175, wmoore@hvc.rr.com

Rhinecliff:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 9:15 A.M. - Flag Raising Ceremony

Location:  Center of Town
Hosted by:  American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
Contact:  John Spencer (845) 876-4429

Stanford:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location: Grange Hall to Bangall Monument, Hunns Lake Road
Hosted by: Leroy Campell American Legion Post # 1793; Contact:  John Quinn (845) 868-7742

Town of Beekman:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. -  Parade, Ceremony, BBQ           

Location: Town Hall and Fire House   
Hosted by: Town of Beekman
Contact:  Rachael Rancourt (845) 724-5300 ext 221, townclerk@townofbeekmanny.us

Town of Hyde Park:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony  

Location: Route 9 Roosevelt Theater to Town Hall
Hosted by: Town of Hyde Park and American Legion Hyde Park Post # 1303
Contact:  Diane Cullen (845) 229-8086  ext 4, recprogramleader@hydeparkny.us

Town of Lagrange:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M. - Ceremony

Location: 120 Stringham Road
Hosted by: Town of Lagrange; Contact: Kelly Tighe (845) 452-9064, ktighe@lagrangeny.gov

Town of North East:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. - Parade

Location:  Veterans Park - Main Street
Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
Contact:  Sean Klay (845) 929-3624

Town of Pine Plains:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:30 A.M. - Parade

Location: Town Clock Memorial at South Main Street in the Town of Pine Plains
Hosted by: Shekomeko American Legion Post # 426 and Pine Plains VFW Post # 5519
Contact:  Marie Stewart (845) 546-7349 one.phoenix.rhysing@gmail.com

Town of Wappinger:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M. - Ceremony

Location: Schlathaus Park, at the intersection of Myers Corners Road and 126 All Angels Hill Road
Hosted by: Town of Wappinger
Contact:  Ralph Holt (845) 297-0720

Union Vale:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M. - Ceremony

Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
Contact: David McMorris @ (914) 475-8397, dbmcmorris@optonline.net

Village of Fishkill:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location: Main Street and Broad Street
Hosted by: VFW Post # 1286 and Village of Fishkill
Point of Contact: Angela Arasim (845) 897-4430, angiea@vofishkill.com
 
Village of Rhinebeck:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:30 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location:  Fairgrounds through Village to Rhinebeck Cemetery
Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
Contact: Dennis J. McGuire (845) 656-1839, denles69@aol.com

Village of Tivoli:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. - Ceremony

Location: Southside Red Church Cemetery RT 9G
Hosted by: American Legion Harris Smith Post # 524
Contact: Commander Thomas Mabie (845) 758-1330

 Village of Wappingers Falls:
 Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M. - Ceremony

 Location: Mesier Park, Village of Wappingers Falls
 Hosted by: J.M. Goring-WM. Hurtz American Legion Post # 427 and VFW # 5913
 Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. (845) 297-2943

Wingdale:
Monday, May 29th, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M. - Parade and Ceremony

Location:  JH Ketchem Firehouse 
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
Contact:  John Conto (845) 877-3771

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