2013-05-22 / Civics and Politics

Memorial Day at the Fishkill Burial Grounds

Attend a Memorial Service beginning at the Historic Van Wyck Homestead in Fishkill, 504 Rte. 9, Fishkill.

The Fishkill Depot Burial Ground, located south of the Van Wyck Homestead, is in imminent danger of being developed and as recently as this past week, heavy equipment was moved onto the site (Depot supporters suspect to further efforts to diminish the site’s historical importance).

Schedule Memorial Day – Monday May 27

2 p.m. Early arrivals for setup at the burial grounds- (placing soldier’s flags on the gravesites).

3 p.m. Arrival of troops and supporters for the event.

3:30 p.m. Muster and ceremony at the Van Wyck Hometsead. (Flag raised to half-staff and musket salute)

3:45 p.m. March to the burial grounds.

4 p.m. Arrive at the burial site and the laying of 13 (original colonies) state flags on the gravesites with honors to each verified soldier of those states.

5p.m. Return to the Van Wyck Homestead and raise the flag to full staff. www.FishkillSupplyDepot.org, www.fishkillhistoricalsociety.org

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