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Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

The annual Westchester County Memorial Day Service brought together friends, family members and military veterans.

Carol Wilkinson

May 24, 2024, 9:44 PM

Updated 29 days ago

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A solemn ceremony was held Friday at Lasdon Park in Katonah to remember those who died in the line of duty serving our country.
The annual Westchester County Memorial Day Service brought together friends, family members and military veterans.
Ninety-nine-year-old Herman Geist, a World War II veteran said, "Memorial Day is very important and we should celebrate every moment while we're here."
As part of the program, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed an executive order, creating a new county Veterans' Advisory Council.
The council will work to ensure that veterans of all ages receive the information and services they need to enhance their lives.
Additionally, the Westchester County Veteran's Museum was reopened, with a new special exhibit called "The American Experience During World War II."
The exhibit features actual uniforms and weapons used during the war and highlights the military contributions of male and female service members from Westchester County.


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