GOSHEN – JROTC members from Minisink Valley High School and the Nam Knights placed American flags on more than 3,000 graves at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen on Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day .
“We were proud to host this important event and owe our veterans our deepest respect and gratitude,” County Executive Neuhaus said. “I want to thank the Minisink Valley High JROTC and the Nam Knights for their continued dedication to the interests of veterans and our community.”
Veterans Day, which will be celebrated on Friday, November 11, began as a day of reflection on the heroism of those who died in the service of our country and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on November 11 because it is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. However, in 1954 the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to recognize all veterans of all wars.
“Our veterans have made great sacrifices to ensure that we enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy in this country,” Neuhaus said. “These brave men and women put their lives on the line at home and abroad and put our country, our safety and our freedom ahead of them and their families. One of my administration’s top priorities is to continue to To provide these men and women, and their families, with the support and services they deserve.Orange County salutes our veterans with our deepest gratitude and respect.
The event was coordinated by County Veterans Affairs Director Christian Farrell.