Poughkeepsie... Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus and family members of the soldiers from the 727 Military Police Detachment currently serving in Iraq, unveiled yellow ribbons Monday morning on all five of the County Office Facilities on Market Street in Poughkeepsie.
County Executive Steinhaus was also joined by VA representatives and a crowd of about 50 people including Deputy Sheriff Adam Nowik Jr., who led the efforts to display the yellow ribbons along Market Street.
According to Mr. Steinhaus, “I am moved by the support and encouragement shown for our brave men and women in the armed forces. We have placed these banners on our buildings to recognize them, especially our local 727 Military Police attached to the Armory here in Poughkeepsie. It shows their families that we care and are anxious for their safe return.”
After a brief ceremony at the Department of Social Services building across from the Armory, the group walked up Market Street to observe the unveiling of the ribbon banners on all of the county buildings that line Market Street.
“I am so happy for the troops and their families” said Deputy Nowik. “I appreciate County Executive Steinhaus providing this County support. It’s the right thing to do.”