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Orange County Veterans Memorial Day
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Orange County to host “Veterans Memorial Day”
Ceremony pays tribute to 40 County residents who perished on the same day during World I
Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced that the County’s Veterans Service Agency (VSA) will hold a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29th to honor the 40 County residents who died more than 100 years ago on the same day during World War I.
The event, known as “Orange County Veterans Memorial Day,” will be held at the County’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located at 111 Craigville Road in Goshen. The 40 Orange County residents served in Companies E and L of the 107th Regiment of the 27th Division and perished during the Battle of the Hindenburg Line in Northern France.
The ceremony is open to the public. The event will include the unveiling of a new memorial monument which will include the names of the Orange County residents who died on that fateful day. Major Jacob Morris, a history instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will serve as guest speaker.