NEWBURGH – Special Events Coordinator Regina Angelo and the City of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade Committee have announced that the City of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29.
Line-up for the parade will be at 9:15 a.m. and step-off will be at 10:00 a.m. sharp. To avoid confusion, please line up where you are directed and adhere to the Division Marshalls’ instructions. All participants are asked to remember that this solemn parade is to honor those who gave their lives for our country, and to proceed with dignity and respect.
Further information on the line of march and assembly instructions will be mailed. The application and information will also be available on the City of Newburgh website, www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.
Immediately after the parade (at approximately 11:15 a.m.) services will be held at Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St. All are welcome to attend.
Other important Memorial Day Information:
* Flags will be distributed at the City of Newburgh Activity Center, 401 Washington St. on Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
* Visits to local cemeteries to pay honor to veterans resting there will be led by an honor guard departing at 8:30 a.m. Sunday from the monument in front of the former American Legion at 62 Grand Street. Participants are welcome to join that motorcade including local color guards or firing squads.
* Memorial Day observances in the City of Newburgh will conclude on Monday, May 29 at 3 p.m. with the reading of the names of 820 Orange County men and women who died in service in WW I, WW II, the Korean War and Vietnam. In addition, the names of the Orange County citizens who have died in service since 9/11/01 will be read. The ceremony will be held at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on LeRoy Place, (Marine Drive), and all are welcome to attend. Any changes due to the current construction on Marine Drive will be announced.
For more information or an application call Mary Keller at 845-565-2138, Brian Denniston at 845-561-1131 or Ann Kuzmik at 845-837-9815.