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Memorial Day Events in the Hudson Valley



We've compiled a list of local Memorial Day parades and ceremonies!

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Memorial Day is the day that America celebrates in honor of our soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice, our troops who have lost their family and friends and our freedoms that have come of those sacrifices; our capacity to help others in need; and our thankfulness for the people who fight for us. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Salute!                            

Orange County

18th Century Graveside Ceremony. Throughout the day, Revolutional War Soldiers will stand vigil at the coffin of Colonel Francis Barber and at 2pm a mourning ceremony in honor of all America's veterans will take place. Cannon firing and military demos to follow. 10am-5pm. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd.

Montgomery Memorial Parade. Downtown Montgomery. Walkill Ave., Montgomery. 845-457-9661. March with us on May 30th! The parade starts at 11am. Or line up on the parade route (Wallkill Avenue to Boyd Street). 

Pine Island Service and Parade. Parade assembles at Legion at 7:30 and marches to St. Stanislaus Church for an 8am Mass. After the Mass the parade will proceed to the cemetery for service and lay wreaths at the War Memorial. 17 Pulaski Hwy., Pine Island. 845-283-4097.

Tuxedo Memorial Parade and community picnic. 227 Route 17., Tuxedo. 845-351-2207. Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service on May 30 at 11:30. The picnic and fundraiser will be held at the library immediately following the parade and service at 12pm-3pm. Picnic activities include fun games for children, a DJ, "Tuxedo Got Talent" contest, magic show, face painting, Photos by Dragonfly Studios, raffles, tricky tray, and lots of food offerings! 

Memorial Day Parade in Warwick. Village of Warwick. May 30th. Parade starts at 11am. Lineup begins at 10am and travels to the Memorial Park Monument.

Walden Memorial Day Parade. Parade will begin at 10am at Veterans Memorial Bridge with a special wreath laying ceremony. The parade will then proceed to Municpal Square for a Memorial Service. 
Dutchess County

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City of Poughkeepsie. Sunday, May 29th at 2pm. The Ameri-can Legion Lafayette Post #37 will host a ceremony at the Soldier and Sailor Fountain on South Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845-452-5960

Walkway over the Hudson. Bring a flashlight or glowstick to help illuminate the walkway at dark on May 29th at 8pm. Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 845-486-2060.

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The American Legion Lafayette Post #37 will also hold a ceremony on 5/30 at 2pm at Manor at Woodside 168 Academy St., Poughkeepsie.

Amenia Parade and Ceremony. Parade starts at 10:45 at the Amenia Fire Housee and proceeds to Fountain Square for the ceremony. Route 22 and 343/44. 845-489-7826.

Fishkill Memorial Parade. Village of Fishkill. Parade takes place on May 30 at 11am on Church St. and ends at Monument Square (Main St. & Broad St.).  845-897-4430.


Beekman Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.  Ceremony at Town Hall to immediately follow the parade. Parade begins at 1186 Rte. 216 and proceeds down Main St. to the town hall. 845-724-5300 ext 2. 5/30

East Fishkill Memorial Day Parade. East Fishkill Community Center. 890 Route 82., Hopewell Junction. 845-226-4717. American Legion and the Town of East Fishkill will host a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th. The parade will kick off at 10:45am from the Community Center at 890 Route 82 in Hopewell Junction and a ceremony will follow at 11am at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Route 82 and Beekman Rd.

Hyde Park Memorial Day Parade.
 Starts at Roosevelt Theater Rte. 9 and proceeds north to town at 10am on 5/30. 845- 229-8086.  

Lagrange Memorial Day Observance. Service will take place at 11am sharp at the War Memorial site at town hall on Stringham Rd. 

Millbrook Parade and Ceremony.  On May 30th with parade at 10am and laying of wreaths at Veterans Green. Then proceed to the Tribute Garden Park for the memorial service at 11am.

Rhinebeck Memorial Day Parade. Parade will be on May 30th beginning at the Dutchess County Fair Grounds at 10:30am and ending at the Rhinebeck Cemetery.  The American Legion Firing Squad commanded by Dennis McGuire will salute the honored dead followed by a brief flag raising ceremony. 914-474-6161

Wappingers Falls Memorial Ceremony. Service will take place at Schlauthaus Park at 2pm. Come out to honor the men and women who lost their lives while protecting our freedom. Keynote speaker: Assemblyman Kieran Lalor.

Pawling Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Line up begins at Utter Brothers on Memorial Dr. and goes to East Main to Charles Coleman to Veterans Memorial Plaza for a Memorial Day Ceremony. Parade begins at 10am. Join local veterans, fire fighters and scouts in honoring those who fought and died for our freedoms.

Ulster County


Kingston Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. May 30th a memorial ceremony will be held at 1pm in front of Kingston City Hall. The parade will step off at 1:45pm on Andrews Street, next to Kingston High School, then proceed up Broadway.

Woodstock Memorial Parade and Ceremony. On May 30th, parade kicks off at 12pm from the Woodstock Playhouse parking lot and proceeds up Mill Hill Rd. to Rock City Rd. and stops for a brief ceremony at the cemetery then moves down to Tinker St.

Sullivan County

Roscoe Memorial Day Parade. Parade starts at 10am with a memorial ceremony to follow immediately at the Roscoe Fire House. Downtown Roscoe.


**We will continue to add them here as we are finding them. Please e-mail pperry@excitingread.com to add a Memorial Day event to this list.



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