Orange County Honors Vets

May 24, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season. Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus asks residents to celebrate by remembering the fallen.

“Memorial Day is a tribute to members of the armed forces who have died serving in the U.S. military. Many of these heroes were Orange County residents. We remember and honor them all, whether they served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, or recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other conflicts.

“Orange County is home to about 23,000 veterans. They are part of the fabric of our communities. I thank them for their bravery and selfless service.

“Memorial Day gives us all an opportunity to come together and pay tribute to the service men and women who gave their lives in defense of our freedoms.”

Marines from Stewart International Airport participated in a ceremony for a fallen soldier at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen on Wednesday. Cadets from Minisink High School ROTC placed flags at markers.