News Release

May 17, 2016      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


2016 Memorial Day Community Observances


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

Castle Point VA Hospital:
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Castle Point Campus, River Memorial Garden
Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

Hyde Park:
Friday, May 27th, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M.
USO Show
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Hosted by: FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Point of Contact: Cliff Laube @ 845-486-7745

Hyde Park:
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
World War II Military Displays
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Hosted by: FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Point of Contact: Cliff Laube @ 845-486-7745

Milan:
Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Milan Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan, - off Rt. 199
Hosted by: Milan Veterans’ Committee and Milan Town Board
Point of Contact: Bill Gallagher @ 845-758-5133 ext 2, supervisor@milan-ny.gov

Pawling:
Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 11:30 A.M. 
Ceremony
Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Avenue, Pawling
Hosted by: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the American Legion
Point of Contact: Church Office @ 845-855-5276 

Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 2:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Soldier & Sailor Fountain, South Ave.
Hosted by: City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post #37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perotta @ 845-452-5960, perrotta305@aol.com

Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 8:00 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

Amenia: 
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:45 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Fountain Square - Intersections of Rt.22&44 near M&T Bank
Hosted by: Town of Amenia, VFW Post # 5444 and Amenia and Wassaic Volunteer Firefighters
Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ 845-489-7826, vdoyle@ameniany.gov

Beacon:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 8:30 A.M., 10:00 A.M.
Sailor Service, Parade and Ceremony 
Location: Fishkill Creek Bridge in Beacon
Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post #203
Point of Contact: Louis Humphreys @ 845-527-4010, luis45678@aol.com

Beekman:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M. 
Parade and 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:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Dover Elementary School
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
Point of Contact: Commander John Conto @ 845-877-3771

East Fishkill:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:30 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Veterans’ Memorial, Rt 82 and Beekman Road
Hosted by: Manny Bacon American Legion Post # 1758
Point of Contact: Kevin Hathron @ 845-264-5159, khath48@yhaoo.com

Fishkill:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 1:00 P.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: Village of Fishkill; Parade lineup on Church St @ noon; Ceremony @ Veterans Monument @ Main St & Broad St
Hosted by: VFW Post 1286 and Village of Fishkill
Point of Contact: Angela Arasim @ 845-897-4430, angiea@vofishill.com

Hopewell Jct:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 9:00 A.M. 
Mass
Location: St. Denis Cemetery, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Jct.
Hosted by: St. Denis Church
Point of Contact: Father Bob Porpora @ 845-227-8382 or Carl R. Valentino @ 845-226-6002, carlrvalentino@cs.com

Hyde Park:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: War Memorial
Hosted by: Hyde Park American Legion Post #1303 

Hyde Park:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 1:00-3:00 P.M.
Art Exhibition
Location: Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park, 4338 Albany Post Rd.
Hosted by: Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park & Veteran Arts Showcase
Point of Contact: Marilyn Grieco @ 845-546-7044 or Lori Arella @ 845-226-4218

Hyde Park:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 1:30 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Rose Garden, FDR National Historic Site
Hosted by: FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Point of Contact: Cliff Laube @ 845-486-7745

LaGrange:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: LaGrange Town Hall
Hosted by: Town of LaGrange Supervisor and Town Board
Speaker: Lt. Col. Mark Baaden, U.S. Army Reserve
Point of Contact: Kelly Tighe @ 845-452-9064

Millbrook: 
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M. 
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Village Green and Tribute Garden Park
Hosted by: Millbrook VFW Post # 9008
Point of Contact: Walt Jacob @ 845-677-8247 or Lonn Moore @ 845-392-4911, moorelonn@yahoo.com 

Millerton:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Fire House on Century Blvd. to Irondale Cemetery to Veterans’ Park
Hosted by: American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Commander Sean Klay @ 518-789-4755, sean@legionpost178.org 

Pawling:
Monday May 30th 2016, @ 9:30 A.M.
Parade and 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 30TH, 2016 @ 10:30 A.M.
Parade 
Location: Firehouse on Route 82
Hosted by: Shekomeko American Legion Post # 426 and Pine Plains VFW Post # 5519
Point of Contact: George Keeler @ 518-398-7391, gkeeler130@yahoo.com

Pleasant Valley:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 11:30 A.M.
Ceremony 
Location: Pleasant Valley War Memorial Park, Route 44
Guest Speaker: Senator Susan Serino 
Hosted by: Pleasant Valley American Legion Post # 739
Point of Contact: Commander Carl Rennia @ 845-635-2626

Poughkeepsie: 
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 11:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial-corner of Raymond Ave. and Main St.
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

Red Hook:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Begins at Red Hook High School and ends at Memorial Square Park 
Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
Point of Contact: Commander William Moore @ 845-758-8175 

Rhinebeck:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:30 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony 
Location: Village Streets and Rhinebeck Cemetery
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 429
Point of Contact: Wayne Rifenburgh @ 914-474-6161, troypres@aol.com 

Stanford: 
Monday, May 30TH, 2016 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade and Ceremony
Location: Stanford Grange Hall to Bangall Monument, Hunns Lake Road
Hosted by: Leroy Campell American Legion Post # 1793
Point of Contact: John Quinn @ 845-868-7742

Tivoli:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M.
Ceremony
Location: North side of Red Church Cemetery RT 9G
Hosted by: American Legion Harris Smith Post # 524
Point of Contact: Commander Thomas Mabie @ 845-758-1330

Union Vale:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 9:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony
Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
Point of Contact: David McMorris @ 914-475-8397, dbmcmorris@optonline.net 

Wappinger:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 2:00 P.M.
Ceremony
Location: Schlathaus Park, at the intersection of Myers Corners Road and All Angels Hill Road
Hosted by: Town of Wappinger Recreation Committee
Point of Contact: Ralph Holt @ 845-297-0720

Wappingers Falls:
Monday, May 30th, 2016 @ 9:00 A.M.
Ceremony and Medal Presentation 
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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