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May 8th, 2013

Newburgh to celebrate Memorial Day weekend

NEWBURGH - On Saturday, May 25, 2013, the City of Newburgh Joint Memorial Day Parade Committee will be distributing staff flags in front of the City of Newburgh Activity Center, 401 Washington Street, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. for decorating the graves of veterans only.

On Sunday, May 26th, join the Memorial Day Parade Committee in honoring our deceased veterans as they visit 17 area cemeteries and monuments for wreath-laying and services with a Color Guard. The motorcade will depart from the former American Legion Hall, 62 Grand Street at 8:30 a.m. and visit all area cemeteries to place wreaths and flags.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, there will be a full day of celebration. Lineup will be held at 9 a.m., then the Memorial Day Parade will step off from its formation on West and Third Street promptly at 10 a.m. The Parade proceeds down Broadway, then turns onto Liberty Street and continues into Washington’s Headquarters. David McTamaney is this year’s Grand Marshal. Memorial Day Services will begin at Washington’s Headquarters at 11:45 a.m. Parade participants and the public are encouraged to attend.

Memorial Day observances in the City of Newburgh will conclude with the reading of the names of all deceased veterans since World War I at the Orange County Veterans Memorial, at the intersection of Liberty Street and Leroy Place, at 3 p.m. on Monday. If any family member would like to read the names of their deceased veteran, they are most welcome to do so.

For more information, please call Ray Harvey, Chairman at (845) 527-0862, or Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo at (845) 565-5429.

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