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Division of Veterans Services
Nelson Eddy Rivera, Director




May 17, 2016:  Dutchess County Honors Those Who Gave All

May 17, 2016:  Community Memorial Day 2016 Observances

March 31, 2016:  Dutchess County Veterans Services Office Opens at Castle Point

May 5, 2015:  American Flag Waves Proudly Over County’s Veterans Memorial Highway

April 30, 2015:  Dutchess County receives POW/MIA Chair of Honor in remembrance of County veterans:  Rolling Thunder veterans present chair to County Division of Veterans Services

November 10, 2014:  Dutchess County War Memorial Transfer Signing Ceremony November 10, 2014

June 13, 2014:  County Honors Sacrifice With Veterans Memorial Highway - County Route 40A (St. Andrews Road) in Hyde Park Dedication to Honor Veterans




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Dutchess County Honors Those Who Gave All

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret), of Dutchess County’s Veterans Services, invite Dutchess County residents to participate in two special Memorial Day ceremonies to be held on Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day.  Read the full news release and schedule of events.


Illumination of the Walkway Ceremony

Memorial Day Eve - Sunset Vigil - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8pm.  Join Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and the Division of Veterans’ Services for this special sunset vigil to honor those who gave their lives for our country. At the flag pole in the center of the Walkway Over the Hudson.  The ceremony will consist of a flag ceremony with the Pleasant Valley American Legion, the Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars and the New York State Park. Join us at the Flag Pole in the center of the Walkway Over the Hudson for a sunset vigil.  Bring flashlights, glow sticks, or other non‐flammable items to “Illuminate” at dusk. (Flyer)


Warrior Games at West Point - June 15-21, 2016 

Volunteers Needed! -  Sign up to support our wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans during this event!  REGISTER ONLINE:     Please use a personal email address accessible via your cell phone during the Warrior Games for each registration to get the latest information via our customized mobile!

Community events, including Dutchess County Government Services are also available by visiting the calendar on the right-hand side of this page or by following the Veterans Services Calendar link.


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Nelson Eddy Rivera,Director Nelson Eddy Rivera
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