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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 28, Parade begins at 1:30pm starting at Smith's Clover Park and continues down 17M to the Monroe Cemetary.

18th Century Graveside Ceremony. May 29th.Throughout the day, Revolutionary 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 29th! The parade starts at 11am. Or line up on the parade route (Wallkill Avenue to Boyd Street). 845-457-9661

Pine Island Service and Parade. May 29th. 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 at 9am. 17 Pulaski Hwy., Pine Island. 845-283-4097.

Tuxedo Memorial Parade and community picnic. Picnic, entertainment and activities immediately following the parade will include DJ, photos by Dragonfly Studio, bounce house, food, games and more entertainment all afternoon! 12-2:30pm. 
227 Route 17., Tuxedo. 845-351-2207

Memorial Day Parade in Warwick. Village of Warwick. May 29th. Parade starts at 11am. Lineup begins at 10am and travels to the Memorial Park Monument.

Warwick Memorial Day Parade. May 29th. Parade lines up at 10am at Village Hall (77 Main St.) and ends at Memorial Park Monument. 

Middletown Memorial Day Parade. Parade and services include laying of the reaths, rifle squad and Taps at Thrall Park at 9am. Parade steps off at 10am. Refreshments will follow.

Newburgh Memorial Day Celebrations. May 26th-29. Pick up flags to help decorate the graves of veterans at the Newburgh Activity center on May 26th. May 27th, Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 10am and ends insidde Washington's Headquarters grounds. May 28th, honor the deceased with a wreath-laying service and on May 29th a reading of the names of all deceased veterans will be held at the Orange County Veterans Memorial at 3pm. 565-5429.

Dutchess County

City of Poughkeepsie. May 28th 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. May 28th, Bring a flashlight or glowstick to help illuminate the walkway at dark at 8pm. Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 845-486-2060.

Tivoli Memorial Day Observance. May 29th, service will take place on south side of Red Church cemetery.

Amenia Parade and Ceremony. May 29, 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 29 at 11am on Church St. and ends at Monument Square (Main St. & Broad St.).  845-897-4430.

Beekman Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.  May 29th, 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. 

Pawling American Legion Parade and Remembrance. May 29, Parade starts at 10am from memorial Drive to Veterans Plaza with a ceremony to follow.

East Fishkill Parade and Ceremony.  May 29th, 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. 221-4303.

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 at 120 Stringham Rd with a formal salute.

Millbrook Parade and Ceremony.  May 29th, parade at 10am and laying of wreaths at Veterans Green. Then proceed to the Tribute Garden Park for the memorial service at 11am. 392-4911.

Rhinebeck Parade. May 29th, Parade will begin 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.

Ulster County


Kingston Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. May 29th 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 and end at Dietz Stadium.

Woodstock Parade. On May 29th, parade assembles at 11am from the Woodstock Playhouse parking lot and proceeds up Mill Hill Rd. to Rock City Rd. and stops for a brief ceremony at the Woodstock cemetery then moves down to Tinker St. Refreshments at the conclusion of the parade.

New Paltz Memorial Day Parade.  May 29th, Parade and ceremony begin at 6pm with services at Veterans Monument at the Fire Station. 

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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