New Windsor Memorial Day Ceremony

New Windsor Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

On May 19th, New Windsor held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial followed later that afternoon by their Parade.  This year, a plaque was placed at the Memorial site to honor our Founder and WWII Veteran Joseph Farina, who passed away late last year.  We were proud to be on hand to see our Chaplain, Deacon Anthony Ferraiuolo presented with this year’s Nicholas Brooks Award for his many contributions
to the New Windsor community.  Congratulations, Deacon Tony!

The McCleods of Cornwall lead us from the firehouse up to the Veterans Memorial.
The Joseph R. Farina Memorial Post 386 Color Guard takes its position in front of the Memorial.
Town of New Windsor Supervisor George Green welcomes the crowd.
Retired State Sen. Bill Larkin talks about his friend Joe Farina before the plaque is unveiled.
Debbie Greene unveils the Joseph R. Farina plaque as members of Joe’s family looked on.
The Joseph R. Farina plaque, now a permanent part of the New Windsor Veterans Monument.
A close-up of the plaque.
We salute you, Joe.  You’ll never be forgotten.
Post Cmdr. Shiela and WWII Veterans salute after placing our wreath on the Memorial.
Post 386 Firing Squad fires after placing of the wreaths by several local organizations.
After the firing, Luke Ramjug plays Taps.
Deacon Tony receives the Nicholas Brooks Award.
The Heritage Middle School Marching Band
The Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church
Newburgh Free Academy Marching Band
Newburgh Free Academy Air Force Jr. ROTC
Cmdr. Robert Schiela in his car followed by the rest of Post 386.
CWV Joseph R. Farina Memorial Post 386 is ready to kick off the parade.