Orange County’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Memorial Day events on May 21, May 24 and May 28
The Orange County’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Memorial Day events on Tuesday, May 21, Friday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 28th.
The 19-acre Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located at 111 Craigville Road in Goshen.
JROTC students from Minisink Valley High School will place American flags on more than 3,000 graves at the cemetery at 9 a.m. on May 21.
The cemetery will host a Memorial Day prayer service at 10 a.m. on May 24. It will include the reading of the names of several local servicemen and women who have passed, a moment of silence and then the sounding of Taps.
The rain date for the prayer service is 10 a.m. on May 25. Members of the Minisink Valley football team will remove the Memorial Day gravesite flags placed at the graves by the JROTC at 2 p.m. on May 28.
“May is a special month at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery as we recognize and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Christian Farrell, Director of the Veterans Service Agency (VSA), said. “The cemetery always looks very dignified during the Memorial Day weekend thanks to the work of the dedicated cemetery staff and the help of volunteers who make sure every grave is marked with an American flag.”
According to the County’s VSA, 832 Orange County residents have died serving our country in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the post-911 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more information about the Memorial Day Veterans Cemetery events, call the VSA office at 845-291-2470.