News Release

May 16, 2014      

For Further Information Contact:
Nelson Eddy Rivera
(845) 486-2060
E-mail: nrivera@dutchessny.gov

Memorial Day Events Help Dutchess County Residents

 

Poughkeepsie… Memorial Day is Monday, May 26th. Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Veterans’ Service Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret) ask Dutchess County residents to remember the sacrifices of veterans who have died in service to our country. Residents are encouraged to participate in the many Memorial Day ceremonies and parades taking place across the county to remember and honor those who have died to defend our freedom.

The Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services has reached out to local municipalities and community organizations and compiled a listing of ceremonies and parades happening over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Full list follows below with contact information for further inquiries.

2014 Memorial Day Community Observances

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

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality:

 

 

Castle Point VA Hospital:

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Castle Point campus, River Memorial Garden
Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

 

City of Poughkeepsie:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Poughkeepsie Commons Bldg – 131 Hudson Ave, Poughkeepsie
Hostd by: City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post #37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perotta @ 845-452-5960

 

Milan:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 12:00 Noon
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Milan Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan, - off Rt. 199
Hosted by: Town of Milan Veterans’ Committee
Point of Contact: Bill Gallagher @ 845-758-5133 ext 2

 

Millerton:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @  5:00 P.M.
Memorial Service
Location: Millerton United Methodist Church
Hosted by: American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ 518-929-3624, legionpost178.org

 

Pawling:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 11:30 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Avenue, Pawling
Hosted by: Congregation of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Point of Contact: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church @ 845-855-5276

 

Poughkeepsie:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 7:45 P.M.
Ceremony – Illuminate the Walkway
Location: Flag Pole in the center of the Walkway Over the Hudson
Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Point of Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services @ 845-486-2060
Event flyer web link: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/VeteransAffairs/Memorial_Day_Eve_Walkway_2014_Flyer.pdf

 

Village of Fishkill:

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Main Street, Village of Fishkill
Hosted by
: Village of Fishkill and VFW Post # 1286
Point of Contact: Rad Wilson @ 845-897-4430

 

Amenia:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 11:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Fountain Square - Intersections of Rt.22&44 near M&T Bank
Hosted by: Town of Amenia, VFW Post # 5444 and Wassaic Volunteer Firefighters
Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ 845-489-7826

 

Beacon:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 8:30 A.M.
Sailor Service
Location: Fishkill Creek Bridge in Beacon
Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post #203
Point of Contact: Louis Humphreys @ 845-569-1494

 

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Main St. Veteran's Memorial Building
Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post #203
Point of Contact: Louis Humphreys @ 845-569-1494

 

Beekman:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: 1189 Route 216 (formerly Clove Excavators), ceremony at Beekman Town Hall
Hosted by: Town of Beekman
Point of Contact: Rachael Rancourt @ 724-5300 ext 221

 

Dover Plains:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Rt 22 across from JH Ketchem Firehouse
Guest Speaker: Senator Terry Gipson
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
Point of Contact: John Conto @ 845-877-3771

 

East Fishkill:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:30 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Memorial, Rt 82. and Beekman Road
Hosted by: American Legion Manny Bacon Post # 1758 
Point of Contact: Douglas McHoul @ 845-226-4717 or Jim Reynolds @ 845-221-7273

 

Fishkill:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 2:30 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Van Wyck Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
Hosted by: Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot and Fishkill Historical Society honoring the Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in the Soldiers Burial Ground
Point of Contact: Judy Wolf @ 845-462-1932

 

Hopewell Junction:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 1:00 P.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Route 376, Hopewell Junction Recreation Park
Hosted by: Sons of Italy and America, Joe DiMaggio Lodge
Point of Contact: Richard Palazzo @ 845-297-1513

 

Hyde Park:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Roosevelt Theatres north to Town Hall. American Legion Post # 1303
Hosted by: Hyde Park Recreation
Point of Contact: Diane Cullen @ 845-229-8086 x4

 

Lagrange:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:30 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: LaGrange Town Hall, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY
Hosted by: Town of LaGrange Supervisor and LaGrange Town Board
Point of Contact: Kathy Kowgios @ 845-452-9064

 

Millbrook:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Village Green and Tribute Garden Park
Guest Speaker
: NYS Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor
Hosted by: Millbrook VFW Post # 3008
Point of Contact: Lon Moore @ 845-677-8540

 

Millerton:

Monday, May 26th, 2014  @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Millerton Firehouse Veterans’ Park (Village of Millerton) Irondale Cemetery
Hosted by: American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ 518-929-3624 orlegionpost178.org

 

Pawling:

Monday May 26th 2014, @ 9:30 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Utter Brothers, Memorial Drive to Veteran Memorial Plaza at the Village Green
Hosted by: American Legion Hasler Kamp Post # 215
Point of Contact: John Claudet @ 845-855-9477

 

Pine Plains:

Monday May 26th 2014, @ 10:15 A.M.
Parade
Location: Town Clock Memorial at South Main Street in the Town of Pine Plains
Hosted by: Shekomeko American Legion Post # 426 and Pine Plains VFW Post # 5519
Point of Contact
: George Keeler 518-398-7391

 

Pleasant Valley:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Pleasant Valley Mill site, Main St.
Guest Speaker: Tom Sipos
Hosted by: Pleasant Valley American Legion Post # 739
Point of Contact: Carl Rennia @ 845-635-2626

 

Poughkeepsie:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 9:30 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial-corner of Raymond Ave. and Main St.
Hosted by: Dutchess County War Memorial Committee
Point of Contact: John Santiamo @ 845-489-0187

 

Monday, May 26th, 2014, @ 7:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Manor at Woodside at 168 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie
Guest Speaker: DC Veterans’ Services Director, Nelson Eddy Rivera
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perotta @ 845-452-5960

 

Red Hook:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Begins at Red Hook High School and ends at Memorial Square Park
Guest Speaker: William Moore
Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
Point of Contact: William Moore @ 845-758-8175

 

Rhinebeck:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:30 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Village Streets and Rhinebeck Cemetery
Guest Speaker: Alan Coon, USN Vietnam Veteran
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 429
Point of Contact: Wayne Rifenburgh @ 914-474-6161

 

Stanford:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Bangall Monument, Hunns Lake Road
Hosted by: Leroy Campell American Legion Post # 1793
Point of Contact: John Quinn @ 845-868-7742

 

Town of Wappinger:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Schlathaus Park, at the intersection of Myers Corners and All Angels Hill roads.
Guest Speaker: County Executive Marcus Molinaro
Hosted by: Town of Wappinger
Point of Contact: Donna Lenhart @ 845-297-0720

 

Union Vale:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 9:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
Point of Contact: John J. Welsh @ 845-724-4762

 

Village of Tivoli:

Monday, May 26th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Southside Red Church Cemetery RT 9G
Guest Speaker: Mayor Bryan Cranna
Hosted by: American Legion Harris Smith Post # 524
Point of Contact: Commander Thomas Mabie @ 845-758-1330

 

Village of Wappingers Falls:

Monday, May 26th, 2014  @ 9:00 A.M.
Ceremony – Honor Veterans of WWII, Korean and Vietnam, medals will be presented
Location: Mesier Park, Village of Wappingers Falls
Hosted by: American Legion Post 427 and VFW #5913
Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ 845-297-2943

 

 

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