9/11 REMEMBRANCES

Eleven years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when hijakers crashed a plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 a.m. At 9:03 a.m., another plane collided into the south tower. At 9:37 a.m., a third plane then crashed into the Pentagon building. […]

9/11 Memorial at RCC to Feature Sculpture

9/11 Memorial at RCC to Feature Sculpture

On this 11th anniversary, Rockland Community College invites the public to join in dedicating a new 9/11 Memorial Garden. The garden is intended as a place of quiet reflection, dedicated to those who perished in the attacks on September 11, 2001, and to honor all who serve to keep America safe. The one hour outdoor […]

Veterans Honored in New City Parade

Veterans Honored in New City Parade

Did you thank a veteran this weekend? BY DIANA BIERMAN On the sunny, cloudless morning of May 28, Rockland County residents and others lined Main Street in New City waving flags and cheering various groups, organizations, and veterans who marched in the annual Memorial Day parade in support of our troops. The 63rd annual parade, […]

Nyack Honors Those Who Fought for Our County

BY SARA GILBERT On Monday, May 28, the sun shone brightly and the Nyack community lined the sidewalks to cheer, honor and remember. “The best part of the Memorial Day Parade is showing respect for the men and women who fought for our country,” said Michael Hely, the chief of the Central Nyack Fire Department. […]

Veterans Get Special Honors in Orangetown

Veterans Get Special Honors in Orangetown

Street Plaque Project Seeks Additional Information BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES The Town of Orangetown’s unique method of honoring its war dead of the past two centuries is growing in popularity and recognition, and now involves several different agencies of town and county government, along with veterans organizations and local historians who […]

Watchfires by Dawn’s Early Light

Watchfires by Dawn’s Early Light

The annual watchfires were lit up around Rockland County Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at midnight in honor of America’s war dead. At 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, the traditional Memorial Day, the fires still were churning, even though the flame had taken out most of the fire’s height. Seen here are photos from Haverstraw’s Bowline […]