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Amenia Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti addressed a Memorial Day gathering at Fountain Square on Monday, May 29, flanked by color and honor guards from VFW Post 5444 and the Amenia Fire Co. Photo by John Coston

Amenia honors its war dead

AMENIA – Amenia remembered and honored its war dead on Monday, May 29, under a sparkling morning sky.

More than 60 residents assembled at the Fountain Square for short speeches, prayers and a laying of the wreath as taps was played.

Music teacher Eric Wiener leads the Webutuck Music Warriors in ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee’—which historically used to be sung by the school choir—at the Memorial Day ceremony at Irondale Cemetery on Monday, May 29. Click here for more Memorial Day stories and photos. Photo by Deborah Maier

Millerton remembers fallen soldiers

MILLERTON —  “A beautiful celebration in this beautiful town” is how Millerton Police Department Chief Joseph Olenik described his first experience of the series of sites and ceremonies on a weather-perfect Monday, May 29, as people gathered to commemorate area residents who fought and sometimes died in faraway wars.

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