Memorial Day Parade Honors War Dead

NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh held its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday. Several bands marched, along with veterans organizations, church groups, non-profits and elected officials.

Mayor Torrence Harvey said he was honored to be a part of something that paid tribute to those who proudly served our nation.

The parade kicked off from West Street at 10 a.m. before turning onto Broadway until reaching Liberty Street and ending at Washington’s Headquarters for a solemn program. The day concluded with the reading of the names of all deceased veterans since World War I at the Orange County Veterans Memorial.

Prior to Monday’s parade, the City of Newburgh Joint Memorial Day Parade Committee distributed flags on Saturday for decorating the graves of veterans. On Sunday the Committee honored deceased veterans at they visited 17 area cemeteries and monuments for wreath-laying services

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