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

Published: 5/9/2022

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Veterans Services Director Adam Roche invite residents to participate in Dutchess County’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial on Monday, May 30th, at 11 a.m. 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.

The event will gather local veterans from several eras and will include an invocation, benediction presentation of colors, and remarks and a wreath presentation by New York State Senator Sue Serino. Lieutenant Ensign Khona from the USS Roosevelt, the adopted ship of Dutchess County, will offer remarks. Fellow sailors from the USS Roosevelt will be in attendance alongside residents to reflect on the sacrifice of these brave military heroes.

Memorial Day is a national holiday which honors the men and women who lost their life while serving in the military. They are remembered and honored for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Memorial Day is a day of utmost importance. On this day we need to stop and recognize the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Participate in one of your local Memorial Day events as we come together to remember all those heroes we have lost, honor their memory, and thank them for all they have done to protect our freedom.”

County Executive Molinaro and Director Roche encourage Dutchess County residents to celebrate local veterans by participating in one or more of the numerous Memorial 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 Memorial Day. The event listing follows below with contact information provided for additional inquiries


2022 Memorial Day

Community Observances

(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations.)

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality:

Hopewell Junction:

                                Friday, May 27th, 2022 @ 7:00 A.M.
Location: John Jay High School (at the flagpole)
                                Hosted by: John Jay students, staff, and American Legion Post 1758
                                Point of Contact: Jim Reynolds @ (845) 221-7273

Village of Tivoli:

                                Friday, May 27th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M.
                                Flag Placement
Location: Red Church Cemetery
                                Hosted by: Harris Smith Post #524
                                Point of Contact: Commander Fred Gruntler @ (518) 537-4948

City of Poughkeepsie:

                                Sunday, May 29th, 2022 @ 3:00 P.M
                                Location: Soldier & Sailor Fountain, South Ave.
                                Hosted by:  City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post # 37


                 Sunday, May 29th, 2022 @ 11:15 A.M.                  
                 Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Avenue, Pawling
                 Hosted by: Congregation of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church & American Legion Hasler Kamp Post # 215,
                 Honor Guard

Town of Milan:

                               Sunday, May 29th, 2022 @ 12:00 P.M.
Location: Milan Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle
                               Hosted by: Town of Milan Veterans’ Committee
                               Point of Contact: Al Lo Brutto @ (845) 758-5133 Ext. 2           

Village of Rhinebeck:

                               Sunday, May 29th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M
Location: 6368 Mill St, Rhinebeck
                                Hosted by: Rhinebeck Reformed Church & Montgomery AL Post #429
                                Point of Contact: Pastor Louis Perez @ (845) 876-3727


                 Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M
                 Location: Amenia Veterans Memorial Park
                 Hosted by:  VFW Post # 5444
                 Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ (845) 489-7826, 


                              Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M.
Location: 413 Main Street, Beacon
                              Hosted by: Beacon American Legion Post # 203
                              Point of Contact:  Tony Lassiter @ (845) 489-7937

East Fishkill:

                              Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:45 A.M.
                              Parade and Ceremony
                              Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Memorial, Rt 82 and Beekman Road
                              Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1758 and Town of East Fishkill
                              Point of Contact: Jim Reynolds @ (845) 221-7273


                Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M.  
                Parade and Ceremony
                Location: Franklin Ave and Tribute Garden Park
                Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post # 9008
                Point of Contact:  Jeff Moseman @ (845) 505-4336

 Pleasant Valley:

              Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M
              Location: Pleasant Valley Mill site, Main St.
              Hosted by: Pleasant Valley/Millbrook American Legion Post # 739
              Point of Contact: Ross Hartlip @ (914) 489-1164


                           Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M.
                           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
                           Speaker: Commander Mastriani – USS Roosevelt
                           Point of Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services @ (845) 486-2060       

Red Hook:

                           Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:00 A.M.
                           Parade and Ceremony
                           Location: Red Hook High School to Memorial Square Park
                           Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
                           Point of Contact: William C. Moore @ (845) 758-8175,  


                            Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:30 A.M.
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
                            Hosted by: American Legion Post # 429
                            Point of Contact: Dennis J. McGuire @ (845) 656-1839


                           Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 9:00 A.M.
                           Location:  Center of Town
                           Hosted by: American Legion Post # 429
                           Point of Contact: Dennis J. McGuire @ (845) 656-1839,


                           Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 8:00 A.M
                           Location: Dinsmore Park on Old Post Road in the hamlet of Staatsburg
                           Hosted by: Community Volunteer
                           Point of Contact: Bob Linville @ (845) 551-9138

Town of Beekman:

Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:00 A.M. 
Location: Town Hall and Fire House   
Hosted by: Town of Beekman
Point of Contact: Laureen Abbatantuono @ (845) 724-5300 ext 221,

Town of Hyde Park:

             Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. 
Parade & Ceremony
             Location: Hyde Park Town Hall & Hyde Park War Memorial
             Hosted by: Hyde Park Recreation Dept. &
             Hyde Park American Legion Post # 1303

Town of Pine Plains:

                          Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:30 A.M.
                          Parade & Ceremony
                          Location: Pine Plains Firehouse to Town Clock Memorial to Evergreen Cemetery
                          Hosted by: Shekomeko American Legion Post # 426 and Pine Plains VFW Post # 5519
                          Point of Contact: Marie Stewart @ (845) 546-7349

Town of Wappinger:

           Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 2:00 P.M.
           Location: Brexel-Schlathaus Park, corner of Myers Corners and All Angels Hill Road
           Hosted by: Town of Wappinger Recreation Department
           Point of Contact:  Jessica Fulton @ (845) 297-3670

Union Vale:

          Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 9:00 A.M.
          Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
          Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
          Point of Contact: Cindy Di Cintio @ (845) 677-9262

Village of Fishkill:

                      Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 1:00 P.M
Parade and Ceremony
                      Location: Church Street to Main Street and Broad Street
                      Hosted by: Village of Fishkill
                      Point of Contact: Julie Spann @ (845) 896-9215 or (914) 456-5120

Village of Tivoli:

                      Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M.
Location: Red Church on 9G
                      Hosted by: Harris Smith American Legion Post # 52
                      Point of Contact: Commander Fred Gruntler @ 518-537-4948

Village of Wappingers Falls:
                     Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 9:00 A.M.
                     Location: Mesier Park, Village of Wappingers Falls
                     Hosted by: American Legion Post # 427 and VFW # 591
                     Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ (845) 297-2943

Wingdale/Dover Plains:

                      Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 9:30 A.M
                      Parade and Ceremony
Location: Church Hill Road, Wingdale
                      Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
                      Point of Contact: John Conto @ (845) 877-3771

Town of North East & Village of Millerton:

Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10:00 A.M.
Parade & Ceremony

Location:  Millerton Fire House to Veterans Park - Main Street
Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
Point of Contact:  Sean Klay @ (518) 929-3624














Other Upcoming Event:
                   Veterans Camping Weekend
                   Friday, June 3rd- Sunday, June 5th, 2022
                   Location: Wilcox Park, Milan
                   Hosted by: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services and Dutchess County Parks Department
                   Point of contact: Susanne O’Neil (845)-298-4603