Memorial Day Activities
Although we find ourselves in the tragic position of not being able to hold our traditional parade with an Honor Guard and formal wreath laying ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes, wreathes will be laid at 8 a.m. at the Bangall Monument, the Civil War Monument and at the Peter Miller gravesite at Sparc Park. Our flags will fly at half staff. Everyone will be able to visit the monuments during the weekend, though the state is still asking that gatherings do no exceed 10 people at a time and social distancing be used outside of family groups.
A convoy of county, police, fire and local municipality vehicles will traverse Dutchess County (see attached map) as part of this year’s Memorial Day celebrations on Monday, May 25th. Residents are asked to please not gather in large group settings to watch the Memorial Day Convoy. To show support, residents are instead encouraged hang American flags along the convoy’s route. For those families who live along the route, children are encouraged to paint and draw flags to be displayed in their windows, or on driveways. For more information, contact Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services at (845) 486-2060.