Veterans find support in Pine Plains

From left, VFW Post 5519 Cmdr. Brian Coons, veteran Rich Ireland, American Legion Post 426 Cmdr. Marie Stewart and veteran Art Dakin all celebrated Veterans Day in Pine Plains outside the Legion Hall on Monday, Nov. 11. Photo by Ruth Keeler

PINE PLAINS — Those who attended the roughly 15-minute long Veterans Day ceremony on Monday morning, Nov. 11, said it was a great affair. The American Legion Post 426 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5519 held a joint ceremony at the Legion Post home, located at 9 North Main Street. 

Roughly 50 people — families, friends, neighbors and veterans — attended the outdoor ceremony, which is an annual event for the town of Pine Plains. Typically held at the clock tower, this year’s event was moved to the Legion Hall. 

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