Memorial Day parade in New Paltz May 30

Members of the New Paltz Veterans of Foreign Wars and civilians say the Pledge of Allegiance at a Memorial Day service held after the parade last Monday evening. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Members of the New Paltz Veterans of Foreign Wars and civilians say the Pledge of Allegiance at a Memorial Day service held after the 2016 parade. (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

The annual New Paltz Memorial Day parade and services will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. The line of march will begin at the New Paltz Middle School and end with memorial services in front of the veteran’s memorial at the New Paltz Fire Station, including a guest speaker and a salute to deceased veterans, fired by the VFW rifle squad.

All civic and fraternal organizations, which normally participate in the parade and services, are again invited to join with the VFW in observing this meaningful day.

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There are 5 comments

  1. Army Vet

    Why Wednesday? New Paltz has lost its common sense. Its like they don’t care about our fallen vets. Its Memorial DAY. The last Monday of May. You want to commemorate our heros? Do it on the RIGHT day.

  2. WWII VET

    So disrespectful to have the parade NOT on Memorial Day. Whoever voted for these officials should take a long hard look in the mirror.

  3. Tin Can Sailor (DD-710)

    ‘The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970’

    They wish to observe the original holiday date

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