Before you head to a Memorial Day picnic or party, take a moment to remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty for our country. Many towns, villages, and communities throughout the Hudson Valley will have observances this weekend.

Here are just a few of the many events planned, with links to find even more. Thank you to those men and women who sacrificed so much to protect our country and our way of life. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.


Vietname Veterans Memorial Wall after sunrise, Washington DC

Orange County

Sunday, May 29: The Annual Memorial Day 2016 Ceremony “America’s Patriotic Day of Remembrance” presented by the Town of Montgomery and Patriotic Veterans Roundtable (AmVets, VFW, American Legion of Maybrook, Montgomery and Walden) at the Town Government Center 110 Bracken Road in Montgomery. Parade steps off at 2 pm.

Sunday, May 29: Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade will step off at 1 pm from the American Legion and ends at Algonquin Park.

Sunday, May 29: Annual Memorial Day Parade in Monroe. The parade begins at 1:30 pm, starting at Smith’s Clove Park, continuing along Route 17 M and ending at the Monroe Cemetery.

Monday, May 30: 11:30-12:30. The Annual Memorial Day Parade in the Town of Tuxedo begins at the GGM Elem. School and ends at the Veterans Memorial Wall. Followed by closing ceremonies on the front lawn of Saint Mary’s Church. Spectators can sit anywhere along Route 17 to watch the parade. This event is sponsored by local American Legion Post 293.

For additional Memorial Day Observances in Orange County, click here.

flag battalion Memorial Day
Richard Lockyer

Ulster County

Monday, May 30: 1 pm.  Kingston’s Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade begins at 1 pm on hill in front of City Hall, 420 Broadway The parade will step off around 1:45 and will march to the Kingston Plaza.

For additional Memorial Day observances in Ulster county, click here.

Memorial day greeting card

Sullivan County

Monday, May 30:  Memorial Day Parade in Roscoe will begin at 10 am followed by the ceremony at the RRFD. The RCS band led by Kelly Bullis as well as the RCS Chorus led by Rachel Kleinman will entertain and salute our Veterans. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 30: The Monticello Memorial Day Service will begin at 10:30 am at the County Government Center. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the Monticello Elks Lodge.

For additional Memorial Day observances in Sullivan County, click here.

Presidential Seal at JFK Memorial - Hyannis, MA

Dutchess County

Sunday, May 29: 2 pm. Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldier & Sailor Fountain on South Ave, hosted by the City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post #37.

Sunday, May 29: 8 pm. Illumination of the Walkway. Join your neighbors 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.

Monday, May 30: The annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service in the village of Fishkill. The Parade will step off from Church Street at 1 pm going down Main Street and ending at Monument Square near Route 9 and Main Street. Please join with the Village of Fishkill on Main Street to “Remember Our Fallen Soldiers.”

Monday, May 30:  The Hyde Park Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 am and head north on Route 9. Everyone is encouraged to remain at Town Hall for the Memorial services by the American Legion immediately following the parade. You are also invited to attend the ceremony at the FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt grave sites.

For additional Memorial Day observances throughout Dutchess County, click here.

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