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Dutchess County Plans Special Memorial Day Events

The Dutchess County War Memorial will be the site of a tribute to men and women from the county who died during military service.
The Dutchess County War Memorial will be the site of a tribute to men and women from the county who died during military service. Photo Credit: Submitted

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Dutchess County will observe Memorial Day with two special ceremonies during the holiday weekend.

A ceremony and vigil will take place on the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Sunday, May 29, at 8 p.m. The vigil will take place at the flag pole in the Walkway's center and will feature a retired flag ceremony with the Pleasant Valley American Legion and Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Members of Buglers Across America will perform "Taps" and the Hudson Valley Alumni Guard and the 20th Century Limited Drum and Bugle Corps Honor Guard will attend.

Attendees are invited to bring a flashlight or glow stick to participate in a special Sunset Illumination Vigil.

A tribute ceremony to men and women of Dutchess County who died during military service will be held at the Dutchess County War Memorial on Monday, May 30. County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro will be the guest speaker, and local Boy Scouts will participate in the tribute. The tribute begins at 11 a.m.

The Dutchess County War Memorial is at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Main Street in Poughkeepsie.

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