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Where to Honor Westchester Service Members This Veterans Day

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We round up all the local parades, memorials, and commemorative ceremonies where you can honor Westchester’s armed forces this Veterans Day.

Westchester County celebrates Veterans Day this year with a bevy of in-person events from parades to services in every corner of the county. Here’s where you can attend and honor our nation’s armed service members in 2022.

Westchester County

The county’s official ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on November 9 at Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial. County Executive George Latimer will be joined by Veterans Service Agency Director Ronald C. Tocci.

Mamaroneck

American Legion Post 90 will host its annual observance beginning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial (189 Prospect Ave). The ceremony will last about 30 minutes and include songs, prayers, greetings and remarks, and tributes, followed by light snacks inside Legion Hall.

Valhalla

At 11 a.m. in Valhalla, American Legion Adolph Pfister Post 1038 will hold a memorial ceremony, followed itself by a flag retirement ceremony. Hot dogs and beverages will be served.

New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Veteran Advisory Committee’s annual ceremony will be held at this Friday at 11 a.m. in front of the Faneuil Park WWI memorial, dedicated on December 11, 1921. The ceremony is hosted by the New Rochelle Veteran Advisory Committee.

Rye

Rye’s annual observance is this Friday at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be led by American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros, featuring short statements from Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and Westchester County Executive George Latimer, as well as Assemblyman Steve Otis. Legionnaires and members of the Rye Sons of American Legion will read Rye veterans’ stories pulled from from biographies.

Somers

The Town of Somers parade, hosted by the Somers Lions Club, will be starting at 10:15 a.m. The parade will leave from the bus loop between SIS and SMS and will progress to the Veterans Memorial at Ivandell Cemetery, followed by a flag ceremony at 11 a.m. with light refreshments.

Fun Fact:
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, “Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an ‘s’ at the end of ‘veterans’ because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”

White Plains

The city’s annual ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at White Plains City Hall on November 11. The ceremony is sponsored by the Mayor’s Memorial and Veteran’s Day Board.

Yorktown

The Yorktown Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 13 from 2-3 p.m. All veterans and their immediate families are welcome to assemble at Lakeland High School’s main parking lot from at 1-2 p.m., along with local scout groups and civic organizations.

Read More: 7 Westchester County Veterans Reflect on Serving the Country

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