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05/25/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

Fuller marker unveiled

By Kristine Coulter

(Continued from Cover)  “Today’s ceremony’s a culmination of one such discovery” from the past, said emcee Denise Doring VanBuren.
Beacon Mayor Randy Casale told those in attendance that he was honored to be there “for this historic event.”
He called it “another example of the rich history our city enjoys.”

Michael Barnett, a Margaret Fuller scholar, theologian and educator, spoke about Fuller during the ceremony.
“Margaret loved roaming your countryside,” he said. Barnett continued, “Being in Fishkill Landing was one of Margaret’s happiest and healthiest times.” He called her time in Fishkill Landing “the pivotal moment of transition in her life.”

Fuller, according to Barnett, was treated as an equal by her friends, poets Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Municipalities to host Memorial Day parades and ceremonies

Wreaths and flags were placed outside the Memorial Building during the 2015 Memorial Day ceremony. - Photo by Kristine Coulter

by Kristine Coulter

Local municipalities are holding Memorial Day parades or ceremonies to remember veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In East Fishkill, the Manny Bacon American Lodge Post #1758 will host a parade and ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. The parade will begin at the East Fishkill Community Center on Route 82 in Hopewell Junction.

“We expect almost 100 to march, and 200-300 to watch,” said Kevin Hathorn, Commander, American Legion, Manny Bacon Post #1758
He added, “There will be a military Color Guard, The East Fishkill Fire Department, East Fishkill Police Department, the Manny Bacon American Legion Post 1758. There will be Boy and Girl Scouts and Emergency Medical Services.”

There will be at least one World War II Jeep, he added.

“People should attend the East Fishkill Memorial Day Parade because it displays many civic groups as well as community love for veterans, past and present. To be remembered is why the flag is at half mast until noon (to honor the military deceased), as well as why it is raised to full staff at noon (to show that the nation is alive and well, and that our veterans are strong in spirit),” explained Hathorn.

“We welcome more viewers and marchers to join us,” he added.

On Memorial Day, on Main Street, there will be the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Beacon at 10 a.m.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the May 25-31, 2016 issue:

  • Hundreds walk to end homelessness for veterans

Students and staff from Beekman Elementary began the VA2K Walk and Roll with a dance routine. - Photo by Kristine Coulter


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