News Release

November 1, 2018      

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 Veterans Services Director Marc Coviello invite residents to participate in Dutchess County’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial on Sunday, November 11th, at 11 a.m. 
 
The event will gather local veterans from several eras and will include an invocation by VFW Pastor Conrad Gagnon, presentation of colors by the Hudson Valley Alumni Guard, a benediction from Pastor Michael Grazioso of the Full Gospel Center in Lagrangeville, remarks from General Ferg Foley and a wreath presentation by County Executive Molinaro.

The Dutchess County War Memorial is located at 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 Coviello encourage Dutchess County residents to celebrate local veterans by participating in one or more of the numerous Veterans Day events planned across the county.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Particularly in this, Dutchess County’s Year of the Veteran, we are proud to honor the men and women who for generations have protected our nation and safeguarded our freedom. Their sacrifices have ensured we can enjoy the American way of life we hold dear to this day, and we urge residents to attend our Veterans Day commemoration at the Dutchess County War Memorial, or one of the many events throughout our community. Attendance at such events is our way of ensuring the legacy of countless veterans perpetually endures.”

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.

2018 Veterans Day
Community Observances in Dutchess County
(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations)

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality

Castle Point VA Hospital:
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Ceremony
Location: Castle Point Campus, Multi-Purpose Room #100 
Point of Contact:  Yvette Rodriguez @ 845-831-2000 ext. 5135

East Fishkill:
Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 7:15 AM
Ceremony
Location: John Jay High School, 2012 NY Route 52, Hopewell Jct.
Hosted by: John Jay High School and American Legion Post 1758
Point of Contact: Jim Reynolds @ 845-221-7273

East Fishkill/Wappinger:
Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 9:15 AM
Ceremony
Location: Roy C. Ketcham High School, 99 Myers Corners Rd, Wappingers Falls
Hosted by: Roy C. Ketcham High School and American Legion Post 1758
Point of Contact: Jim Reynolds @ 845-221-7273

LaGrange:
Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Ceremony 
Location: Union Vale Middle School, 1657 E. Noxon Rd, Lagrangeville 
Hosted by: Union Vale Middle School
Point of Contact: Principal Scott Wood @ 845-223-8624

Amenia:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 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:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM 
Ceremony 
Location: Memorial Building, 413 Main St., Beacon 
Hosted by: VFW Post # 666
Guest Speaker: Lt. Colonel Caroline Pogge
Point of Contact: Harold Delamater @ 845-337-6509 or 845-297-8865

East Fishkill:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Field of Flags display
Location: McHoul’s Funeral Home
Hosted by: American Legion Manny Beacon Post #1758 
Point of Contact: Jim Reynolds @ 845-221-7273

Town of Fishkill:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Ceremony
Location: Town of Fishkill War Veterans Park
Hosted by: Town of Fishkill
Point of Contact: Robert P. LaColla @ 845-831-7800 

Village of Fishkill: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM 
Ceremony 
Location: Veterans Monument – corner of Main St & Broad St 
Hosted by: Village of Fishkill 
Point of Contact: Angela Arasim, Village Clerk @ 845-897-4430 

Hyde Park:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans’ Memorial, 4383 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park
Hosted by: Hyde Park American Legion Post #1303
Guest Speaker: Congressman John Faso
Point of Contact: Michael Athanas @ 845-233-5999

Millbrook:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 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: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM 
Ceremony 
Location: Veterans Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Dutchess Ave 
Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178 
Point of Contact: Sean M. Klay @ 518-789-4755

Red Hook:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Ceremony
Location: Veterans Memorial Park, Albany Post Rd North
Hosted by: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7765
Point of Contact: Richard Wambach @ 845-417-5377

Red Hook:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
US Air Force Concert Band
Location: Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Hosted by: Bard College
Point of Contact: Malia K. Du Mont @ 845-758-7800
Reservations required – http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/usaf/

Rhinebeck:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
New Flag Pole at Doughboy & 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

Pine Plains:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM 
Ceremony 
Location: Pine Plains Memorial Clock
Hosted by: Pine Plains VFW Post #5519 
Point of Contact: Robert Clinch @ 518-821-7450

City of Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 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

Town of Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM 
Ceremony 
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial, Raymond Ave & Main Street 
Hosted by: Dutchess County Veterans’ Services
Point of Contact: Marc Coviello @ 845-486-2060

Village of Tivoli: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 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:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM 
Ceremony 
Location: Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls 
Hosted by: Town of Wappinger Recreation Department 
Point of Contact: Jessica Fulton @ 845-297-0720 

Village of Wappingers Falls: 
Saturday, November 11, 2018 @ 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 & VFW Post #5913 
Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ 845-297-2943 or 845-297-6777

Town of Fishkill:
Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM 
Ceremony 
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

Hyde Park:
November 16, 2018 @ 5:30-8:30 PM
November 17, 2018 @ 10AM-8:30PM
November 18, 2018 @ 10AM-4PM
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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