Newburgh Honors War Dead on Memorial Day

NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh held its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27.

People lined up along the parade route on Broadway to see the various community based organizations, religious groups and politicians, as well as veterans.

Special Events Coordinator Regina Angelo and Bruce Lubkeman, Chairman of the Newburgh Memorial Day Parade Committee said of the event, “this is a solemn parade honoring beloved military men and women who fought and died for our freedom.”

The parade’s grand marshal was 93-year-old World War II veteran Charles Arthur Leo, of Newburgh, who served in the US Maritime Service for four years and had a special connection to the parade.

“I’ve been in Newburgh all my life, and it was just wonderful to see all these people,” Leo said. “I marched 80 years ago as a Boy Scout, and it’s time gone by.”

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