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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

Monroe. May 27th. Parade begins at 12:30pm starting at Smith's Clover Park and continues down 17M to the Monroe Cemetery.

18th Century Graveside Ceremony. May 28th. Soldiers perform a graveside mourning ceremony in honor of all America's veterans. Free admission. 2-3pm. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd.

Montgomery Memorial Parade. May 28th. March with us! The parade line up starts at 10:30am on Wallkill Avenue by the Grange Hall. Same 1-mile route as in past years. A short patriotic ceremony and free refreshments will conclude. 

Tuxedo Memorial Parade and Community Picnic. May 29th. From 12-2:30pm the Tuxedo Park Library will commemorate those who have served our country with their 14th Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic.

Newburgh Memorial Day Parade. May 28th. Parade kicks off at 10am. 565-5429.

Dutchess County

Walkway over the Hudson. May 27th. Flag Changing Ceremony. The American Legion Post 739 and VFW Post 6534 Highland organize and present monthly Flag Changing Ceremonies on the Walkway to honor our region’s veterans and their service to our country. These events, organized and presented by these local veterans’ organizations, are open to all who wish to attend. 7:30-8:30pm.

Fishkill Memorial Parade. May 28th. Parade lines up at 1pm. The parade will march down Main Street and there will be a ceremony at Veterans Memorial on  the corner of Broad and Main Streets. 845-897-4430.

Hyde Park Memorial Day Parade May 28th. Starts at Roosevelt Theater and ends at Town Hall. American Legion will conduct a memorial service immediately following the parade. Starts at 10am. 845-229-8086 ext. 4.

Ulster County


Kingston Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. May 28th. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00pm in Veterans’ Park in front of City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. At 1:45pm, the Memorial Day Parade will step off from Andrew St. and will proceed along Broadway towards Uptown Kingston.

Sullivan County


Memorial Day Parade and Service.  
May 28th. Parade and ceremony begin at 10am. Livingston Manor.

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


LAST UPDATED 4/26/18



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