News Release

November 1, 2017      

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


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

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret), Director of the Dutchess County’s Division of Veterans Services invite residents to participate in Dutchess County’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial on Saturday, November 11th at 11 a.m.
 
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.

 

2017 Veterans Day
Community Observances in Dutchess County

(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations)
 

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality
 

Dutchess County Veterans’ Services:

Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Veteran’s Appreciation Day Event
Location: FDR Presidential Library & Museum, Wallace Center
Hosted by: Dutchess County Veterans’ Services
Point of Contact: Nelson Eddy Rivera @ 845-486-2060

Millerton:

Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
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
Cost: $8.00 Adults; $6.00 Children 10-16; $5.00 Seniors/Children under 10

City of Poughkeepsie:

Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 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 08, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  Castle Point Campus, Multi-Purpose Room #100
Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

LaGrange:
                               
Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Arlington High School – Auditorium 
Hosted by: Arlington High School
Point of Contact: Richard Carroll @ 845-486-4860

Town of Fishkill:                             

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 11:00 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

Amenia:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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:                               
                              
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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:     
                            
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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

Village of Fishkill:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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: 

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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

Pine Plains:
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Pine Plains Memorial Clock
Hosted by: Pine Plains VFW Post #5519
Point of Contact: Robert Clinch @ 518-821-7450

Town of Poughkeepsie:
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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 @ 845-758-8175

Rhinebeck:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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 @ 845-656-1839

Tivoli:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Legion Post #524, 88 Broadway, Tivoli
Hosted by: Harris Smith American Legion Post #524
Point of Contact:  Thomas Mabie @ 845-758-1330 or 845-417-4573

Town of Wappinger:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Ceremony
Location:  Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls
Hosted by:  Town of Wappinger Recreation Department
Point of Contact:  Ralph Holt @ 845-297-0720

Village of Wappingers Falls:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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

Town of Poughkeepsie:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Tribute
Location: 174 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie
Hosted by: Vassar Road Elementary School
Point of Contact: Nora Marvullo @ nora.marvullo@wcsdny.org
                               
Hyde Park:         

November 17 @ 5:30-8:30 PM
November 18 @ 10AM-8:30PM
November 19 @ 10AM-4PM
Ceremony/Reception Veteran Arts Showcase
Location: FDR Presidential Library & Museum, Wallace Center, Gallery
Hosted by: VETFAMSA, Orange County NY Arts Council, FDR Presidential Library &    Museum
Point of Contact: George Laws @ 914-522-5518

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