Since the earliest ceremonies in small American towns following the Civil War, we have gathered on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As in those early days of laying wreaths and placing flags, our national day of remembrance is often felt most deeply among the families and communities who have personally lost friends and loved ones. Due to the current global health pandemic and the need for social distancing many organizations will be unable to perform their traditional ceremonies to honor those we lost in service of our country.
This year, on Memorial Day, the Town of Greenburgh, The Greenburgh Police Department, The Village of Elmsford, The Elmsford Police Department, The Elmsford Fire Department, The Fairview Fire District, The Hartsdale Fire District, The Greenville Fire District, and the Veterans Advisory Committee will unite for the 2020 Memorial Day Motorcade to preserve the tradition of Memorial Day. The route for the motorcade is outlined below and we respectfully request that those who wish to observe the motorcade be mindful of wearing appropriate masks and practicing social distancing. The safest way to observe the 2020 Memorial Day Motorcade would be from inside your own personal vehicle parked along the route.
Greenburgh Memorial Day 2020 Motorcade Route and Schedule:
10:30 Motorcade leaves Pipeline Road. Stop at flag pole outside train station for brief ceremony (Hartsdale FD) 10:40 Leave train station, continue West on East Hartsdale Ave. Right onto Central Park Avenue. Brief stop in front of 9/11 Memorial. Left onto Route 119 11:00 Stop in front of Greenburgh Police HQ for brief ceremony (Fairview FD, GPD) 11:10 Leave Greenburgh Police HQ, continue West on Route 119, Right onto Rosemont Blvd. 11:15 Brief stop in front of Fairview Fire HQ for brief ceremony (Fairview FD) 11:20 Leave Fairview Fire HQ, left onto Florence Ave. Left onto Manhattan Ave. Right onto Route 119. Proceed into Elmsford, Left onto South Stone Ave. 11:35 Stop in front of Elmsford Village Hall for brief ceremony
I spoke with the Police Chief about assigning officers to help ensure compliance with social distancing along parts of the route where people might want to observe the motorcade.
FOR VETERANS WHO ARE SENIORS OR DISABLED--MEALS AND GROCERIES
Our nutrition program has been providing seniors with meals (meals and wheels program). And, some volunteers have been assisting seniors with grocery shopping during the COVID-19 crisis. If you need assistance, please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or lynda maranino at email@example.com. We will try to help
THE GREENBURGH LIVING HISTORY VIDEOS OF VETERANS CAN BE WATCHED ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV FRIDAY -TUESDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Greenburgh veterans, most from World War II and the Korean conflict, have been interviewed for a town history project and each of their half hour interviews can be seen non stop on Greenburgh cable TV local access TV stations this weekend. About 150 veterans have been interviewed for this program. Because each interview is about a half hour long and because there are more than 150 interviews the interviews will be broadcast non stop from late Friday night to Tuesday morning. The interviews will air on channels 75 and 76 on Optimum and on channels 34 and 35 on Verizon FIOS. Copies of the interviews are also available for viewing at the Greenburgh Library.
Residents who don’t want to stay up the entire Memorial Day weekend can watch individual tapes on the Greenburgh public access TV website
Greenburgh Town Supervisor