News Release

November 9, 2012      

For Further Information Contact:
Nelson Eddy Rivera
(845) 486-2000

Veterans Day Events 2012

Poughkeepsie… Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th.    Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Division of Veterans’ Services Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret) encourage Dutchess County residents to celebrate local veterans by participating in one or more of the numerous Veterans Day events planned across the county.   Veterans Day is a national holiday intended to be a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

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

2012 Veterans Day
Community Observances

(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations.)

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality

Castle Point VA Hospital:
  Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
  Key Note Speaker: Marcus J. Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive
  Location:  Castle Point Campus, Multi-Purpose Room #100
  Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 6:30 PM
  Veterans Day Awards Dinner 
  Key Note Speaker: MSG Chris Demars
  Location:  Legion Post 178, 155 Rt 44 Millerton NY
  Hosted by: American Legion Post 178
  Point of Contact: Sean Klay or Robert Jenks @ 518-789-4755

  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
  Location: Fountain Square War Memorial - Intersection of Routes 44, 22 and 343 at M&T Bank, Amenia, NY.
  Hosted by: Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 5444 and Amenia Town Board
  Point of Contact:  Vicki Doyle @ 845-489-7826; 

City of Poughkeepsie:
  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 2:00-4:00 PM
  Location:  City of Poughkeepsie Common Council Chambers
  3rd Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  Hosted by:  American Legion Post #37 and City of Poughkeepsie
  Point of Contact:  Jacquemae Perrotta @ 845-452-5960

Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Location:  Village Green, Front Street, Millbrook, NY
  Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post #9008 and American Legion Parker-Haight Post #260
  Point of Contact: Lon Moore, VFW Post 9008; @ 845-392-4911,

Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Key Note Speaker: MSG Chris Demars
  Location:  Veterans Park, Main St / Rt 44 Millerton NY
  Hosted by:  American Legion Post 178
  Point of Contact:  Sean Klay or Robert Jenks @ 518-789-4755

City of Poughkeepsie:
  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 12:00 – 4:30 PM
  Location: Walkway Over the Hudson
  Hosted by: The Veteran Family Support Alliance
  Point of Contact: Lorinda Arella @ 845-226-4218

Red Hook:
  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
  Location: Memorial Park, North Broadway
  Hosted by: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7765
  Point of Contact: 845-758-6212

Town of Poughkeepsie:
  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
  Location: John K. Rinaldi Memorial Park, Main Street and Raymond Ave.
  Hosted by: Dutchess County War Memorial Committee
  Point of Contact: John Santiamo @  

Town of Wappinger:
  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Location: POW/MIA Park, East Main St., Wappingers Falls  
  Key Note Speaker: Maj. Joseph McDonald  
  Hosted by: American Legion Post 427
  Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ 845-297-2943

Village of Fishkill:
  Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 12 noon
Location: Monument Square - Corner of Main St. and Broad St. in the Village of Fishkill
  Hosted by:  VFW Post 1286 & the Village of Fishkill 
  Point of Contact:  Angela Arasim, Village Clerk @ 845-897-4430

City of Beacon:
  Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
413 Main Street, Beacon, NY in front of Memorial Building
  Hosted by: Carmen Ramputi Det. 861 Marine Corps League of Dutchess County
  Point of Contact: Moe Baxter @ 845-831-8687

Hyde Park: 
  Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
  Location: Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
  Hosted by:  Hyde Park American Legion Post 1303
  Point of Contact: Mike Athanas @ 845-229-5638 or Jim Monks 845-229-7256

Pine Plains:
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Location: The clock tower
  Point of Contact:  Brian Coons, VFW Commander @ 914-456-5616, or 518-965-1875.

Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Location:  Rhinebeck Cemetery, corner of Route 9 South and Mill Road.
  Hosted by: Montgomery Post #429, American Legion members of Rhinebeck
  Point of Contact: American Legion Post #429 @ 845-876-4429

Town of Wappinger:
  Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 1:00 PM
  Location:  Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls
  Hosted by:  Town of Wappinger Recreation
  Point of Contact:  Mark Price, Recreation Director – 297-0720

Pleasant Valley:
  Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 9:30 AM
  Location: Joseph D’Aquanni  West Road Intermediate School, 181 West Rd, Pleasant Valley
  Hosted by: Joseph D’Aquanni’s Third Grade Students
  Point of Contact: Susan Birchman @ 845-635-4310

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