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 Division of Veterans’ Services Director Marc Coviello 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 27th 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 held, and 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 Illumination Vigil at sunset.

On Monday, May 28th at 11 a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial located at the corner or Raymond Avenue and Main Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie will take place. This event will include wreath presentations in honor of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, including a wreath presented by Gold Star Mother Jackie Ingram, whose won, Petty Officer Second Class Corey Ingram, USN, a Dutchess County native, was killed in action aboard the USS John S. McCain.

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

Additionally, Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services has reached out to local municipalities and community organizations and 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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2018 Memorial Day
Community Observances
(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations)

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality:

Castle Point VA Hospital:

Wednesday, May 23th, 2018 @ 2:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Castle Point Campus, River Memorial Garden
Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho @ (845) 831-2000 ext. 5135

Hopewell Junction:

Friday, May 25th, 2018 @ 7:00 A.M.
Ceremony & Light Breakfast
Location: John Jay High School, 2012 Route 52 
Point of Contact: Dave Kedzielawa @ 897-6700 ext. 30043
Pre-registration is required – contact allison.fedigan@wcsdny.org to register

Hyde Park:

Friday, May 25th, 2018 @ 7:00 P.M.
USO Show
Location: Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Road
Point of Contact: Clifford Laube @ (845) 486-7745
Pre-registration is required – visit www.fdrlibrary.org to register 

Hyde Park:

Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, 2018 
WWII Encampment & Military Displays
Location: Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Road
Point of Contact: Clifford Laube @ (845) 486-7745

Milan:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 11:30 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Milan Town Hall, Route 199
Hosted by: Town of Milan Veterans 
Point of Contact: Bill Gallagher @ (845) 758-5133 ext. 2, supervisor@milan-ny.gov

Pawling:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 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
Point of Contact: John Ford @ (845) 416-5576

City of Poughkeepsie:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 3:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Soldier & Sailor Fountain, South Ave.
Hosted by: City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post # 37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perotta @ (845) 452-5960, perrotta305@aol.com

Poughkeepsie:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 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 and Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Point of Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services @ (845)486-2060

Rhinebeck:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: 6368 Mill St, Rhinebeck
Hosted by: Rhinebeck Reformed Church
Point of Contact: Anna Pavord @ (845) 876-3727

Rhinebeck:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 12:00 P.M.
Ceremony Dedication
Location: Village/Town Hall
Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429 & Village/Town of Rhinebeck
Point of Contact: Dennis McGuire @ (845) 876-4429 

Amenia

Monday, May 28TH, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Amenia Veterans Memorial Park
Hosted by: VFW Post # 5444 
Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ (845) 489-7826, vdoyle@ameniany.gov

Beacon:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony 
Location: 413 Main Street
Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post # 203 & VFW Post 666
Point of Contact: Daniel Morea @ (914) 885-4064, d.morea@aol.com or daniel.morea@yonkersny.gov 

Dover:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony 
Location: Dover Elementary School, Route 22 
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
Point of Contact: John Conto @ (845) 877-3771

East Fishkill:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Memorial, Route 82 and Beekman Road
Hosted by: American Legion Manny Bacon Post # 1758
Point of Contact: Don Burns @ (845) 554-4734

Hopewell Junction:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
Catholic Mass
Location: St. Denis Cemetery, 602 Beekman Road
Hosted by: St. Denis Church
Point of Contact: St. Denis Church @ (845) 227-8382, fr.bob@stdenischurch.org 

Hyde Park:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 1:30 P.M.
Rose Garden Memorial Service 
Location: Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Rd
Hosted by: The National Park Service
Point of Contact: Clifford Laube @ (845) 486-7745

Millbrook: 

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. 
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Franklin Ave and Tribute Garden Park
Hosted by: Millbrook VFW Post # 9008
Point of Contact: Lonn Moore @ (845) 392-4911, lemoore@us.ibm.com 

Pawling:

Monday May 28th, 2018 @ 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
Point of Contact: John Claudet @ (845) 855-9477

Pleasant Valley:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony 
Location: Pleasant Valley Mill site, Main St.
Hosted by: Pleasant Valley American Legion Post # 739
Point of Contact: Carl Rennia @ (845) 635-2626

Poughkeepsie

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial; corner of Raymond Ave. and Main St.
Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Point of Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services @ (845) 486-2060

Red Hook:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Red Hook High School to Memorial Square Park 
Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
Point of Contact: William Moore @ (845) 758-8175, wmoore@hvc.rr.com 

Rhinecliff:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
Flag Raising Ceremony 
Location: Center of Town
Hosted by: Rhinecliff Fire Department
Point of Contact: Dennis McGuire @ (845) 876-4429 or John Spencer @ (845) 876-4429

Stanford

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Grange Hall to Bangall Monument, Hunns Lake Road
Hosted by: Leroy Campell American Legion Post # 1793
Point of Contact: John Quinn @ (845) 868-7742

Beekman:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. 
Parade and Ceremony 
Location: Town Hall and Fire House 
Hosted by: Town of Beekman
Point of Contact: Rachael Rancourt @ (845) 724-5300 ext 221, townclerk@townofbeekmanny.us 

Hyde Park:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 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 
Point of Contact: Diane Cullen @ (845) 229-8086 ext. 4, recprogramleader@hydeparkny.us 

LaGrange:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: 120 Stringham Road
Hosted by: Town of LaGrange
Point of Contact: Kelly Tighe @ (845) 452-9064, ktighe@lagrangeny.gov 

North East:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 6:00 A.M.
Flag Raising 
Location: Millerton American Legion Post #178
Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ (518) 929-3624

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade
Location: Veterans Park, Main Street
Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ (518) 929-3624

Pine Plains:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 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
Point of Contact: Marie Stewart @ (845) 546-7349 one.phoenix.rhysing@gmail.com 

Wappinger:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 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 
Point of Contact: Ralph Holt @ (845) 297-0720

Union Vale:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
Point of Contact: David McMorris @ (914) 475-8397, dbmcmorris@optonline.net

Fishkill:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 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: Julie Spann @ fishkillactivity@gmail.com 

Rhinebeck:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony 
Location: Fairgrounds through Village to Rhinebeck Cemetery
Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
Point of Contact: Dennis J. McGuire @ (845) 876-4429, denles69@aol.com

Tivoli:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Northside Red Church Cemetery Route 9G
Hosted by: American Legion Harris Smith Post # 524
Point of Contact: Commander Thomas Mabie @ (845) 758-1330

Wappingers Falls:

Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
Ceremony 
Location: Mesier Park
Hosted by: J.M. Goring-WM. Hurtz American Legion Post # 427 and VFW # 5913
Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ (845) 297-2943