Honoring Westchester Soldiers Killed in The Global War on Terrorism

Soldiers from Westchester County who died in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored as part of the eighteenth annual Veterans’ Remembrance Service on Friday, May 24 at 2:30 PM held at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY. The public is invited to attend the tribute to these fallen heroes as well as those military personnel who have fought and continue to fight in the Global War on Terrorism.

The ceremony will take place adjacent to the Administration Building at the Kensico Cemetery’s Veterans Memorial monument dedicated to all who have served in this nation’s military.

The Veterans Remembrance Service includes the placement of wreaths, the raising of the American flag, scripture readings, and guest speakers. Special remembrance will be given to two Medal of Honor recipients buried at Kensico Cemetery, military from Westchester who lost their lives, and the POWs and MIAs who will never be forgotten.

The ceremony, a solemn service honoring America’s heroes, is to be held at Kensico Cemetery, whose employees have proudly served the community and veterans for over 135 years. This event traditionally starts the area’s observance of Memorial Day, which this year occurs on Monday, May 27.

Chet Day, Chairman of the Board of the Friends of Kensico Cemetery, in announcing the details of the service said, “As a cemetery where every day is Memorial Day, we invite the public to join us at this special time set aside to remember all those who have served our country.”

For more information, contact Kensico Cemetery at 1-888-KENSICO. To confirm your attendance please contact events@kensico.org.

Kensico Cemetery is a not-for-profit membership organization established in 1889 to serve the burial needs of families in the New York metropolitan area.

Friends of The Kensico Cemetery Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to promote and advance the welfare of The Kensico Cemetery through historical preservation and education.

Date Posted: May 13, 2024

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