News Release

November 7, 2013      

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Colleen Pillus, Communications Director
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2013 Veterans Day Events

Poughkeepsie…Veterans Day is Monday, 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.  

“Take the time to attend one of the many events being hosted throughout our community over the next several days to celebrate our local veterans and show our gratitude for their service and their sacrifice to protect the freedoms we hold dear,” said County Executive Molinaro. 

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.

“On Veterans Day, we rededicate ourselves to our veterans by supporting our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen as they return home from duty,” said Rivera.  “We must keep our solemn promises to these brave men and women and their families. They have given their unwavering devotion in protecting our way of live, and we must keep our promise with them.”

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.

2013 Veterans Day
Community Observances
In Dutchess County

(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations.)
Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality

Castle Point VA Hospital:
Ceremony: Friday, November 08, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Location:  Castle Point Campus, Multi-Purpose Room #100
Point of Contact:  Yvette Rodriguez 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

City of Poughkeepsie:
Ceremony:  Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Location:  Veteran’s Housing, 131 Hudson Ave, Lower Level
Hosted by:  American Legion Post #37
Point of Contact:   Jacquemae Perrotta 845-452-5960

Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Location: 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:
Ceremony:  Monday November 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Location: Hyde Park Town Hall Veterans Memorial
Hosted by: Hyde Park American Legion Post # 1303
Point of Contact:  Michael Athanas 845-229-5638

Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Location:  Village Green, Front Street, Millbrook, NY
Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post #9008
Point of Contact:  Lonn Moore, Commander

Pine Plains:
Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Location: Town Memorial Clock Tower
Point of Contact:   Brian Coons, VFW Commander

Pleasant Valley:
Brunch:  November 11, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Dutchess County Legislature Rob Rolison
Location: Pleasant Valley Town Hall
Hosted by: Town of Pleasant Valley
Point of Contact:   Carl Tomik 845-635-3598

Red Hook:
Ceremony: Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Location: Memorial Park, North Broadway
Hosted by: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7765
Point of Contact:  Bill Moore

Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Location:  Rhinebeck Cemetery, corner of Rte 9 South and Mill Rd.
Hosted by: American Legion Post #429
Point of Contact: Wayne Rifenburgh 914-474-6161

Town of Poughkeepsie:
Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
Location: John K. Rinaldi Memorial Park, Main St & Raymond Ave.
Hosted by: Dutchess County War Memorial Committee
Point of Contact:  John Santiamo

Town of Wappinger:
Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
Location:  Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls
Hosted by:  Town of Wappinger Recreation
Point of Contact:   Mark Price

Village of Fishkill:
Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony Guest Speaker: Joann Fitzgerald
Location:  Veteran’s Monument, corner of Main and Broad Streets
Hosted by: Village of Fishkill and VFW Post 1286
Point of Contact:  Angela Arasim 845-897-4430

Village of Wappingers Falls:
Ceremony:  Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Location:  Major Joseph McDonald MIA/POW Park, East Main St., Wappingers Falls
Hosted by: American Legion Post 427
Point of Contact:  Raymond C. Chase Jr.
845-297-2943 or  845-297-6777

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