HAVERSTRAW MEMORIAL PLAQUE EFFORT

Picture 1The General Warren Emergency Company of Haverstraw is honoring residents who perished from the village in World War Two by dedicating a bronze plaque at the south east corner of the Clock Park on New Main St. and Maple Avenue in the Village of Haverstraw, adjacent to Village Hall. Joseph P. Gordon, a WW2 Vet (USS PRINCETON CV-37), is the committe chairman. The fire company purchased a plaque and will dedicate it at the location on Memorial Day, May 25.

The company notes that the “Village of Haverstraw New York sent over 300 of its best and brightest off to fight for their country in the years 1941- 1945. Of those 300, 18 had died before hostilities were to cease. In a village of some 4,500 residents the toll was high indeed.”