A Hudson Valley High School has announced a benefit concert that will help remember a soldier from Ulster County who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Back on April 28th, 2014 the Hudson Valley tragically lost one of our own when Sgt. Shawn Farrell II was killed in action when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Nejrab District, Kapisa province.

Since his passing 10 years ago the Hudson Valley has done various things to remember this brave young man including naming a section of Route 44-55 in Ulster County after him.

Shawn Farrell Road Sign

There have also been numerous events over the years and now it appears that the folks at the Rondout Valley Central School District are preparing to host an evening of music to honor the memory of Sgt. Shawn Farrell II.


Sgt. Shawn Farrell Memorial Concert in Ulster County

This special evening of music will happen on Friday, May 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. in the Rondout Valley High School auditorium located at 122 Kyserike Rd, in Accord, NY. The event is organized by the students from the school in John Soi's History of Rock & Roll class and will offer a night of "wonderful music and camaraderie" according to the school district's Facebook page.

Rondout Valley Central School District/Facebook
Rondout Valley Central School District/Facebook

"Let's come together to celebrate Shawn's legacy and support a worthy cause as we mark the 10-year anniversary of his passing. See you there!"


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The night will feature performances from talented Rondout Valley students and local musicians, including, Man on Gnome, Ladybug Killer, and more. They will also offer refreshments throughout the evening. We have reached out to the school district to see if there will be a charge or donation at the door but we haven't heard back yet. We know that all this event's proceeds will support the Sgt. Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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