County Government Municipalities Business Schools Tourism Community Elected Officials
Listen to Content:  Click to listen to webpage content in ENGLISH Translate:  Click to translate this page Text Size:  Normal Text Size  Large Text Size
News Release    

November 13, 2006      

For Further Information Contact:
William R. Steinhaus, County Executive
(845) 486-2000

Steinhaus Will Hang Yellow Ribbons On County Property

Poughkeepsie . . . County Executive William Steinhaus has announced that Dutchess County Government will be adorning the county owned property and the County Office Facilities Campus on Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie with yellow ribbons to welcome home our Dutchess County area soldiers from Iraq.
 
County Executive Steinhaus met with Deputy Sheriff Adam Nowik Jr. last week and spoke with him again today (Monday) after the Deputy's request to put yellow ribbons on City street lamp poles was turned down by the City Council and Mayor Cozean.
 
"I was surprised and disappointed that Mayor Cozean and some Council members were not supportive of the recognition of our brave soldiers and their dedicated service to our nation," said County Executive Steinhaus.
 
Commissioner of Public Works, Michael Murphy, will determine the appropriate display of the yellow ribbons on the County buildings on Market Street.  Ribbons will be affixed to the buildings and placed on county owned property including the Department of Social Services building on the County’s Market Street property which is immediately across the street from the Armory. 
 
Mr. Steinhaus concluded, "I was at the Armory for the send off of the 727th Military Police Detachment, in June.  It was a touching ceremony and very emotional looking into the tearful eyes of family members as they gave goodbye hugs and kisses to the soldiers.  I believe the ribbons will not only let our troops know how much we appreciate their courage and sacrifice when they return, but it will also serve as a reminder to all county residents to keep them and their families in our prayers.  I want to acknowledge the effort of Deputy Nowik for championing the recognition of our brave soldiers.”



-end-



Go to top of page

   - Home -   |   - Legal Statements -   |   - How to Use this Site -   |   - Contact Us
Last Updated: 11/13/2006