MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

 Sunday, May 25

The Rockland County Veterans’ Coordinating Council invites everyone to join the Veterans of Rockland County to commemorate Memorial Day 2014 program beginning at 12 noon, Sunday, May 25 at the Frederick Loecher Veterans’ Cemetery, 220 Brick Church Road, New Hempstead, NY.

At 1 p.m. there will be an abbreviated service at Gary Onderdunk Veterans’ Cemetery, Rockland Community College Campus, College Road, Suffern, NY. Immediately following, on the RCC Campus, at the Korean War Memorial, there will be a few words, a rifle volley and Taps.

For further information, contact Jeremy E. Honey at 845-596-4089.

Monday, May 26

8:30am

Veteran’s Service will be held prior to the Annual Stony Point Parade at the Rose Cemetery on Wayne Avenue.

9:30am

The Town of Stony Point is holding it’s annual Memorial Day Parade. The Parade begins on TenEyck Street and proceeds to Route 9W to Smith Street to Hudson Avenue and Ending at Town Hall. Refreshments will be served at Town Hall immediately following the parade.

10am

Join the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Suffern High School Marching Band as they parade from Memorial Park at Village Hall through the village and around Eagle Valley Road to the Sloatsburg Cemetery.

Haverstraw Village
A dedication ceremony will be held for a WWII memorial plaque at the junction of New Main Street and Maple Avenue.

10:15am

The John H. Secor American Legion Post 329 of Pearl River will host the Annual Memorial Day Parade. It will start from the former HSBC Bank, now Niagara First Bank, across from the bowling alley on North Middletown Road. The parade route then heads south to East Central Avenue and then down East Central Avenue to Braunsdorf Park in the heart of Pearl River.

11am

Downtown Nyack Memorial Day Parade with the American Legion Post 310

The Naurashank Post 794 of the American Legion and the Nanuet Fire Department will be observing Memorial Day, rain or shine. Services will begin at the Nanuet Veterans Monument located on Prospect Street across from the Nanuet Post Office. Parking is available in the commuter parking areas.

11:15am in Suffern

Joining the Veteran’s will be the Ladies Auxiliaries, The Girl and Boy Scouts, Suffern Police and Fire Departments, the Suffern High School Marching Band, and Elected Officials.The Parade will begin at the intersection of Orange and Lafayette Avenues, marching on Lafayette Avenue to the Soliders Monument at Washington Avenue. Ceremony to follow. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Suffern Village Hall – 61 Washington Avenue.

2:45pm

Stony Point Battlefield Mourn Firelocks

A Memorial Day commemoration of fallen soldiers from all wars with a presentation of an 18th century military ceremony to honor the dead, followed by an artillery demonstration and firing of the six- pounder cannon.

Thursday, May 29/30

11pm Watchfires at locations around Rockland, Clausland Mountain, Piermont Pier, Bowline Park and Gene Levy Park. Will be lit at midnight, May 30, the traditional Memorial Day.