VETERANS DAY IN NEW WINDSOR
The Town of New Windsor Memorial located at the intersection of Route 9W and Route 94 was the site of this year’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, November 11t. As most people know, this was the anniversary of the day in which the Armistice was signed, ending WWI. Eleven o’clock is the designated hour marking the event. This year was the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI.
Hosting the ceremonies and the luncheon this year was Catholic War Veterans Post #386, under the command of Robert Schiela.
Wreaths honoring veterans were presented by many patriotic groups including the Town of New Windsor Police Department, Town of New Windsor Fire Departments, Town of New Windsor Ambulance Corps, Girls Scouts, NFA AFJRROTC (who also had their Color Guard present), New Windsor American Legion Post 1796, Sons of Veterans, Disabled American Veterans Thomas Peterkin Post #152 and Catholic War Veterans Post #386. NFA AFJRROTC and CWV Post #386. Firing Squad were among the many participants honoring veterans while they listened to Guest Speaker, Chris Eachus, from Sons of Veterans.
Color Guard and Firing Squad from the CWV Post #386 were also present and fired three volleys in salute to all veterans. (See more pictures and stories from Veterans Day throughout this issue).
Article by James R. Formato
Catholic War Veteran Robert Schiela welcomes the crowd.
New Windsor Town Board members watch while New Windsor Police salute the veterans.
Photos by James D. Peloso and Bob McCormick