Walkway ceremony to honor fallen soldiers and sailors Sunday night

Retiring of the American Flag

POUGHKEEPSIE – On Sunday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m., the Walkway Over the Hudson will host a sunset Memorial Day Eve flag-changing ceremony to honor local service members who lost their lives defending their country.

The Walkway Over the Hudson will host tonight’s event at the flagpole in the center of the pedestrian span and will feature a flag-changing ceremony. A retired flag presentation will be performed by the Pleasant Valley American Legion, and a member of Buglers Across America will play “Taps,” and the Hudson Valley Alumni Guard will be among the local groups taking part.

Dutchess County Director of Veterans Services is inviting everyone to attend.  “Men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Standing in the rain for a few minutes to honor those sacrifices is not too much to ask.”

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