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Dutchess County to Host Patriot Day Memorial Service



Poughkeepsie… As has been Dutchess County Court Judge Peter Forman’s custom since 2002, there will be a memorial service to remember the victims of September 11th held on the steps of the Dutchess County Family Court building, 50 Market Street, Poughkeepsie at 8:30 am on Friday, September 11, 2020.   County Court Judge Peter M. Forman, Senior Court Officer Bill Shelzi and United States Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will offer brief remarks.  The service will include a ceremonial lowering of the flag and a moment of silence to recall those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Dr. Edward Hunt, Pastor of Beth-El Missionary Baptist Church of Wappingers Falls, will lead attendees in prayer.  An honor guard composed of officers of the Office of Court Administration will attend in recognition of their brethren who died during rescue efforts on September 11th.  The public is welcome and invited to attend.  Attendees are reminded to maintain proper physical distancing and wear face coverings for this event.


For further information, please contact Ms. Diana Karron in the chambers of County Court Judge Peter M. Forman, 845-431-1755.


Representatives from the media are cordially invited and encouraged to attend for a photo opportunity.

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Colleen T. Pillus

Communications Director

Dutchess County Executive Office

22 Market Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 486-2000  Fax: (845) 486-2021

email: cpillus@dutchessny.gov