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Rye Memorial Day Ceremonies To Be Virtual

Rye Memorial Day 2020 wreath laying with Commander Fred de Barros, Adjutant Tim Moynihan, and Legionnaire Terry McCartney 1
Commander Fred de Barros, Adjutant Tim Moynihan, and Legionnaire Terry McCartney laid wreaths at the memorials at Rye City Hall and Purchase Street on Memorial Day 2020

The City of Rye will carry on its tradition of honoring deceased veterans on Memorial Day, next Monday, May 31, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, the ceremony will be virtual and air on Rye TV (Cablevision 75 & 76 or Verizon 33 & 39) at 10am, noon, 3, 5 & 8 PM on Memorial Day and on ryetv.org.

American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros will lead the virtual ceremony. Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and County Executive George Latimer will offer welcome remarks and greetings.

Legionnaire Terry McCartney will read the roll of honor and he will also receive the 2021 Rye American Legion Post 128 Americanism Award. Commander Fred de Barros comments, “Terry is a great citizen of Rye. He is a leader in city government, is involved in youth sports and active in veterans’ issues.”

Pastor Dan Love of Rye Presbyterian Church will lead the invocation. Matthew Cipriani, a student at Resurrection School will read the Gettysburg address. Legionnaire Tim Moynihan and Dave Ball of RyeVets.org will read stories about select Rye veterans who died in WWII to honor the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII.

Commander de Barros will present Eagle Scout Awards to the follow from Rye Boy Scout Troop 2:

Salvatore Morlino
Zachary L.A. Johnson
Mathew Quartararo
Mycal Riccio
Jaime Latorre
Austin Harvey
James LaMagna
Max Zangiacomi
Chris Beechert, a student at Rye High will play taps.

Robin Latimer will sing the national anthem. There is no parade nor essay contest this year.

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