News Release

November 4, 2016      

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


Dutchess County War Memorial Ceremony Highlights Slate of Local Veterans Day Events

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret), Director of the Dutchess County’s Division of Veterans Services invite citizens to participate in Dutchess County’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial on Friday, November 11th at 11 a.m. This is in addition to the Dutchess County’s Appreciation Day event that will be held this Saturday, November 5th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park.
 

The Dutchess County War Memorial is located at the John K. Rinaldi Memorial Park at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Main Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
 

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.

Local municipalities throughout the county will also be hosting Veterans Day ceremonies to honor and remember. County Executive Molinaro and Director Rivera encourage Dutchess County residents to celebrate local veterans by participating in one or more of the numerous Veterans Day events planned across the county.

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.

2016 Veterans Day
Community Observances in Dutchess County

(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations)

Listed alphabetically by municipality

Dutchess County Veterans’ Services:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Veteran’s Appreciation Day Event
Location: FDR Presidential Library & Museum, Wallace Center
Point of Contact: Nelson Eddy Rivera @ 845-486-2060

City of Poughkeepsie:

Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  City Hall, 3rd Floor
Hosted by:  City of Poughkeepsie & Lafayette American Legion Post #37
Point of Contact:  Jacquemae Perrotta @ 845-452-5960
 

Castle Point VA Hospital:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  Castle Point Campus, Multi-Purpose Room #100
Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

Amenia:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Fountain Square at the intersection of Route 22 & 343/44
Hosted by: VFW Post #5444, and Town Officials
Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ 845-489-7826
 

Beacon:  

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Memorial Building, 413 Main St., Beacon
Hosted by : VFW Post # 666
Point of Contact: Harold Delamater  @ 845-337-6509 or 845-297-8865

East Fishkill: 

Friday, November 11, 2016
Field of Flags display
Location: McHoul’s Funeral Home
Hosted by: American Legion Manny Beacon Post  #1758
Point of Contact: Donald Burns @ 845-297-5295

Town of Fishkill:  

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
Tribute
Location: All Sport, 17 Old Main, St, Fishkill
Hosted by: All Sport Health and Fitness
Point of Contact: Barbara Dell’Orso and Tim Winters @ 845-896-5678

Town of Fishkill:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Fishkill Supply Depot Veterans Memorial
Master of Ceremonies: Assemblyman Kieran Lalor
Hosted by: Fishkill Business Association, Fishkill Historical Society and Continental Commons
Point of Contact: www.continentalcommons.com


Village of Fishkill:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans Monument – corner of Main St & Broad St
Hosted by: VFW Post #1286 and Village of Fishkill
Point of Contact: Angela Arasim, Village Clerk @ 845-897-4430

Hyde Park:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 10:45 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans’ Memorial, 4383 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park
Hosted by: Hyde Park American Legion Post #1303
Point of Contact: Michael Athanas @ 845-233-5999

Millbrook: 

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location:  Veterans’ Green in front of Millbrook Fire House
Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post #9008
Point of Contact: Lonn Moore @ 845-392-4911

Millerton:
  
Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veteran’s Park Millerton – Corner of Dutchess Ave & Main Street
Hosted by: American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ 518-929-3624

City of Poughkeepsie:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Manor at Woodside, Academy Street
Hosted by: Lafayette American Legion Post #37
Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perrotta @ 845-452-5960
 

Town of Poughkeepsie:
Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial, Raymond Ave & Main Street
Hosted by: Dutchess County Veterans’ Services
Point of Contact: Nelson Eddy Rivera @ 845-486-2060
 

Red Hook:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans Memorial Park, Albany Post Rd North
Hosted by: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7765
Point of Contact: William Moore @ 845-758-6212

Rhinebeck:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location:  Rhinebeck Cemetery, corner of Route 9 South and Mill Road
Hosted by: Women’s Auxiliary & Montgomery American Legion Post #429
Point of Contact: Dennis McGuire @ 845-876-4429
 

Town of Wappinger:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls
Hosted by:  Town of Wappinger
Point of Contact:  Jessica Fulton @ 845-297-0720

Village of Wappingers Falls:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Major Joseph McDonald MIA/POW Park, East Main St., Wappingers Falls 
Hosted by: J.M. Goring – WM. Hurtz American Legion Post #427
Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ 845-297-2943 or 845-297-6777

Village of Tivoli:

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: East Broadway Monument Hill
Hosted by: Harris Smith American Legion Post #524
Point of Contact:  Thomas Mabie @ 845-758-1330 or 845-417-4573

Town of Fishkill:

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Ceremony/Hike to crash site
Location: Scenic Hudson Fishkill Ridge Parking Lot - Sunnyside Street
Hosted by: Friends of the Mt. Beacon Eight
Point of Contact: David Rocco @ 914-819-8792

Hyde Park: 

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:30-8:30 PM
Ceremony/Reception Veteran Arts Showcase
Location: FDR Presidential Library & Museum, Wallace Center
Hosted by: VETFAMSA, Orange County NY Arts Council, FDR Presidential Library &    Museum
Point of Contact: George Laws @ 914-522-5518

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