While New Windsor held its Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies this past weekend, the town and city of Newburgh will each pay tribute to their fallen this upcoming weekend.
On Sunday, May 28, , the Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Town of Newburgh Town Hall, located at 1496 Route 300, Newburgh,
The Town of Newburgh Parade will take place on Sunday, May 28, stepping off at 1 p.m. from the American Legion Hall on Union Avenue. Marchers will make their way down Route 52 and Powder Mill Road to Cronomer Valley Park.
The Town of Newburgh Recreation Department will provide Shuttle Service for parade participants beginning at 11:00 a.m. from the parking areas of Cronomer Park Softball Fields. To avoid traffic congestion, participants are encouraged to utilize the shuttle service. Please contact the Recreation Department at (845) 564-7815 for further information.
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 Marshall’s 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.
Immediately after the parade (at approximately 11:15 a.m.) services will be held at Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty Street. All are welcome to attend.
Flags will be distributed at the City of Newburgh Activity Center, 401 Washington Street 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.