Memorial day weekend is a time to thank our veterans for keeping us safe from harm. We remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our liberties. We must resolve to defend the liberties we currently enjoy for which the soldiers lost their lives for. Since the Civil War over 1,000,000 soldiers have died in various wars. Every year thousands of people enlist in the military meaning that more Americans are willing to risk their lives to protect our democracy.
IF YOU WANT TO SAY THANK YOU THESE ARE THE LOCAL PARADES
Sunday--Hastings on Hudson 2 PM Starts at Chauncey Lane, Farragut Ave down Main street to Warburton.
Hartsdale 10 AM Hartsdale train station to fire department on Central Ave. Our department of public works is planning to place a digital message board on E Hartsdale Ave today advising motorists that the road will be closed during the parade.
Fairview : 11:15 AM Fairview fire department Tarrytown Road to Greenburgh Police HQ where there is a memorial. Followed by a lunch/barbeque.
Ardsley 10 AM Park Ave, head east on Ashford Ave to Pascone Park
Dobbs ferry 10 AM Beginning at Ashford Ave and Mohican Park Ave to upper memorial park.
Elmsford: 10:30 Legion Park on Main street to Village Hall
Irvington 10:45 Main Street to Memorial Park
Tarrytown: 9 AM Main Street to Sleepy Hollow
WATCH OVER 125 INTERVIEWS WITH VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II ALL DAY TODAY TO TUESDAY MORNING ON CABLE TV AND ALSO WATCH LINK TO LAST NIGHTS CEREMONY HONORING WORLD WAR II VETERAN WILLIAM ROBINSON, OUR LOCAL AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON DC’S VETERAN CEREMONY
the town, as we have been doing for a number of years, will be airing over 125 interviews with veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict on local cable TV cablevision channel 76 and Verizon channel 35. The interviews will continue uninterrupted till Tuesday morning.
The interviews were conducted by Alan Hochberg and Steve Wittenberg. After Alan moved to Florida Hugh McAuley interviewed other veterans as part of our continuing veterans living history initiative. . The interviews were produced with the help of cable TV access coordinator George Malone and his assistant, Janelle Wallace.
The interviews are aired non stop on public access TV during the Veterans day and Memorial day weekends. The interviews are being archived at the Greenburgh library. Their initial priority: interviewing the oldest veterans (World War II and Korean conflict). Eventually, veterans of more recent wars will be interviewed.
We are proud of our local heroes and hope that future generations will never forget their contributions to freedom. Sadly, some of the veterans of World War II who were interviewed for our living history project have passed away. Their stories won’t be forgotten.
SALUTING WORLD WAR II VETERAN WILLIAM ROBINSON WHO REPRESENTED THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH –FLYING TO WASHINGTON DC WITH OTHER VETERANS THIS PAST WEEKEND!
Watch our hero!
Yesterday the Town Board honored William Robinson, a World War II veteran who represented the town in Washington. William is in his 90s, has the most contagious smile in Greenburgh and is the father of the former Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources (Theodore Young Community Center) James Robinson.
link to all our living history veteran tapes—search for your favorite veteran or watch all of the 125+ interviews at your leisure!