Rockland will be honoring its military heroes this weekend with various Memorial Day services around the county…
And that’s Howard Phillips, the supervisor of the town of Haverstraw, where there will be a ceremony on Monday at 11am at the World War One Monument at Mount Repose Cemetery hosted by American Legion Post 130. Haverstraw’s Bowline Point Park will also host one of four watchfires around the county Saturday night starting around 11:30pm. The other three are at Eugene Levy Memorial Park on Route 45 in Pomona, the top of Clausland Mountain in Orangeburg, and the east end of the Piermont Pier. If you’d like to retire a flag you can do so at any of the four locations.
Rocklanders will also likely be celebrating with backyard barbecues this year, and Sheriff Lou Falco says added patrols will be out and about watching for drunk driving…
To make travel easier around the state, road and bridge construction projects on New York highways have been suspended through 6am Tuesday.
Memorial Day Monday May 31 TOR operates SATURDAY service on #59, 91, 92, 93, 94 and Loop 3. NO service on 95 & 97. REGULAR service on Loops 1 & 2.
List of events:
New Hempstead & Suffern: The Rockland County Veteran’s Coordinating Council will hold a ceremony at noon at the Frederick Loecher Veterans’ Cemetery on Brick Church Road. A second ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Gary Onderdonk Veterans’ Cemetery on RCC’s campus.
Tappan: Raymond W. DeMeola VFW Memorial Post 1615 will host the Veterans Walkway of Hero’s Memorial Day Observance beginning at 10 a.m. Independence Avenue and Lester Drive.
Nyack: A ceremony honoring former Rockland County Veterans Service Agency Director and Veterans Advocate, Jerry Donnellan, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Nyack Post 210 American Legion. There will be a bronze plaque installation in his honor.
Blauvelt: At noon the Blauvelt Lions Club Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at Lions Park.
Haverstraw: A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the World War I Monument at Mount Repose Cemetery hosted by American Legion Post 130.
Hillburn: The annual parade and service begins at 9 a.m. The parade begins at the Suffern Central School District Administration, and go to the village’s World War 1 Monument at the corner of Lake Avenue and Fourth Street for a ceremony.
Palisades: ceremony at the flag pole War Monument in Triangle Square, located at the intersection of Closter Road and Route 9W. The event begins at 9 a.m.
Palisades Center: 10 a.m., the Friends of Mount Moor Cemetery will hold a ceremony at the Mount Moor Cemetery, at Palisades Center. The ceremony will pay tribute to PFC Henry William Cook Jr. and dedicate ten new gravestones.
Pearl River: The Pearl River American Legion John H. Secor Post 329 will host an annual parade. The parade steps off at 10:15 a.m. from Key Bank. A service by the Police Booth will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Piermont: The Piermont Engine Hose Co #1 parade begins at 10 a.m. stepping off in front of VFW Post 7452 of Piermont and continue to Kennedy Park. A ceremony will follow.
Sparkill: At 11:30 a.m., a parade will step off from the Sparkill Firehouse and ends at the Depot Square Town Park. A ceremony will follow at approximately 11:50 a.m.
Stony Point: A wreath laying memorial service will be held at Stony Point Town Hall beginning at 9 a.m. The event will also be live streamed to the town of Stony Point’s Facebook page, facebook.com/TownOfStonyPoint.
Suffern: Memorial Day Parade will step off at 11 a.m. Hosted by the Village of Suffern and the Fromm-Maxwell-DeBaun American Legion Post 859, the parade begins at the intersection of Orange and Lafayette Avenues, continues onto Lafayette Avenue and ends at the Soldiers Monument at Washington Avenue. A ceremony will follow the parade at the Soldiers Monument. For more information, call 845-357-7943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tappan: The Carl A. Schelin 1271 American Legion will host a memorial service and wreath laying at the Tappan Triangle. The event begins at 10 a.m.