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These Veterans Day Events Honor Heroes in the Hudson Valley

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Hudson Valley towns remember those who bravely served our country at these ceremonies, dedications, parades, and special events.

Albany County

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Free Tour of WWII Aircraft for Veterans

The Hangar at 743, Latham
November 10, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The Prescott Foundation invites veterans of the Hudson Valley to view its collection of WWII aircraft. To book a tour of The Hangar at 743, email info@hangar743.com.

Veterans Day Aboard USS Slater

USS Slater/Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Albany
November 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The USS Slater sits on the Hudson River in Albany County, after receiving an extensive restoration. It is the last surviving Destroyer Escort in the U.S. and battled Nazi U-boats on the Atlantic and defended against Japanese submarines in the Pacific. Head to the on-boat museum for a ceremony honoring local vets, as well as free tours for current and former service men and women.

The City of Albany’s Veterans Day Parade

Corner of Ontario St and Central Ave, Albany
November 11, 11 a.m.

Albany’s Veterans Day Parade returns this year. The parade committee holds the event in honor of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These veterans and gold star families lead the parade through the city. Before the festivities kickoff, the American Gold Star Mothers and Families will host a wreath laying at Our Lady of Peace in Memorial Grove at 9:30 a.m.

Dutchess County

Veterans Day Observances

Throughout Dutchess County
November 11, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The community is welcome to attend local observances to honor veterans in the community and those we lost in the past. Click here for observances in Amenia, Beacon, East Fishkill, Millerton, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, and Wappingers Falls.

Veterans Day Service

MIA/POW Park, Wappingers Falls
November 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Honor the individuals who served our country at the Mayor Joseph McDonald MIA/POW Park on Thursday morning.

Veterans Eat Free at Savona’s

Savona’s Trattoria, Poughkeepsie / Kingston / Red Hook
November 11, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Savona‘s Trattoria serves up a three-course Italian meal free for all veterans with a military I.D., with chicken francese, beef bolognese lasagna, and baked eggplant as entreé options.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Town Hall, Wappingers Falls
November 11, 1–2:30 p.m.

Venture to the Wappingers Town Hall for the commemoration ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Dawn Schaal, Director of the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System, is the keynote speaker for this tribute.

Veterans Day Memorial Service

Fishkill Supply Depot Burial Ground, Fishkill
November 11, 1–5 p.m.

At this military cemetery, individuals can gather to honor the lives that were lost in American conflicts throughout history.

Orange

Veterans Day Wreath Laying

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor
November 11, 11 a.m.

Gather at New Windsor’s Purple Hall of Honor for a Veterans Day wreath laying. This brief presentation commemorates the 80th anniversary of the sinking of two destroyers, the USS Kearny and USS Reuben James.

Veterans Day Remembrances

A.W. Buckbee Center, Warwick
November 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

Warwick honors the Hudson Valley’s veterans by facilitating first-hand accounts of life in the service. Several naval officers, marines, and pilots recall active duty in Vietnam and Korea.

Veterans Day Comedy Show

American Legion Kapperman post #44, Newburgh
November 11, 7 p.m.

Comedians and veterans Austin Baker and Josh Sardam appreciate their comrades with an evening of laughs.

Rensselaer

Veterans Day at Bennington Battlefield

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, Hoosick Falls
November 11

The day at Hoosick Falls starts at 10 a.m. with the final public tour of the season. Then, the Veterans Day ceremony kicks off at 4 p.m. Friends of the Bennington Battlefield will gather in period-accurate uniforms to share the stories of this region’s many generations of brave veterans, ending with a musket-fire salute.

Rockland

Veterans Day Dedication in Nyack

Hezekiah Easter Veterans Memorial Square, Nyack
Starting November 11, 9:30 a.m. 

Nyack dedicates Hezekiah Easter Veterans Memorial Square this Thursday. “It is with great pride that we memorialize the contributions Hezekiah Easter made to our village, our county and our nation,” Nyack Mayor Dr. Don Hammond said in a recent press release. “His love of country and passion for public service impacted many lives and changed our community for the better in fundamental ways.”

Veterans Day Ceremony

Ernest F Giraudin Memorial Park, Nanuet
Starting November 11, 11 a.m. 

This ceremony is hosted by the Nanuet Civic Association and the Naurashank American Legion outdoors. Gather at Ernest F. Giraudin Memorial Park in Nanuet to honor the region’s veterans.


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