Woodstock American Legion Post 1026, 10 Hillcrest Avenue, Woodstock, NY 12498, 845-679-8401
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Woodstock American Legion Post 1026

10 Hillcrest Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 679-8401

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Woodstock Memorial Day 2010
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Memorial Day Parade Announcement Woodstock, New York May 30th 2011 

The Annual Woodstock American Legion Memorial Day Parade Will be held Monday May 30th, 2011. Assembly will be at the Woodstock Playhouse parking grounds. Units participating in the Parade should begin arriving at 11:00am. The Parade will kick off At 12:00 noon and proceed up Mill Hill Road, to Rock City Road, and stop shortly at the Woodstock Cemetery. After a return down Rock City Road to Tinker Street, continuing Through the Village to its Neher Street end. Anyone interested in Participating in the parade must first be cleared by the American Legion Parade Coordinator. The Parade Coordinator will arrange the line up and line march. All Parade participants are invited to the post for refreshments at the conclusion of the Parade. Please Contact Parade Coordinator Kevin Verpent At (845)532-2775 or Call the Post at (845)679-8401

On May 14th 2011 the WLL assisted the American legion with placing flags at Woodstock Cemetery in honor of Memorial day.
The ballplayers who assisted were:
Finnegan Pike
Ronan Pike
Jonah Katz
Maria Blas-Perez
Also a special thanks to WLL President Kevin Christfora, Umpire Coordinator Lee Johnson, American Legion Post 1026 Historian Varick Graver and the other Legionnaires who assisted!


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Taps as played on the bugle by the United States Army Band

Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking. -Sir Walter Scott

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

More than 300,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery.

Veterans from all the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the Iraq and Afghanistan. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

The Tomb of the Unknowns is guarded by the U.S. Army 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) began guarding the Tomb April 6, 1948.

Arlington National Cemetery Website

World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.

The World War II Memorial Website

Korean War Veterans Memorial

This Korean War Memorial picture shows the nearby Lincoln Memorial on the Mall.

The 19 stainless-steel statues at the Korean War Veterans Memorial depict fighting men on patrol. They represent the 1.5 million Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force men and women who fought in the war.

The Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

Korean War Veterans Memorial Website

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Photo Source: US Government

Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that “the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives.” She kept the design elegantly simple to “allow everyone to respond and remember.”

With the addition of six names added in 2010 the total is now 58,267 names listed on the Memorial. Approximately 1200 of these are listed as missing (MIA's, POW's, and others).

The VietNam Veterans' Memorial Wall Page

War on Terror

September 11 Incident
A number of memorials were raised in the honor of the victims and heroes of the fateful September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, throughout America, besides the famous sites such as the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The first memorial was erected in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to Captain Jack D. Punches, a passenger in the plane that hit the Pentagon. A sculpture at Los Angeles airport Theme Building, California, is dedicated to them and depicts a compass with words and phrases reflecting national rights, visions and ideals. Another memorial dedicated to the 343 New York City firefighters who sacrificed their lives while helping the victims is situated at the Fire Department Training Center in Los Angeles. It is a 23-ft steel column that was part of the lobby of the World Trade Center.

Other memorials in California include the one at Pepperdine University, Malibu dedicated to Flight 93 passenger, Thomas E. Burnett Jr, and at a school in San Jose dedicated to Captain Jason Dahl, one of the pilots on United Flight 93 who grew up in the city. In the honor of baseball fan Matthew Flocco, age 21, the baseball field in Newark, Delaware was named after him. The life-size statue of CeeCee Lyles, a flight attendant on board United Airlines flight 93, grace Fort Pierce, Florida. Burlington, Massachusetts has a brick memorial dedicated to the three victims from Boston suburbs who were aboard the American Airlines Flight 11 that struck the World Trade Center. There is a thirty-three acre farmland memorial too honoring John Ogonowski, captain of American Airlines Flight 11.

New Jersey has a local post office in Cranbury named after the former resident Todd Beamer, the Flight 93 passenger, a bench and flagpole in the Atlantic city dedicated to Victor Saracini, pilot of United Airlines Flight 175 and a waterfront memorial in Hoboken, N.J., home to more than 50 people killed at the World Trade Center across the Hudson River. Many such memorials have been erected and are planned to be erected in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and Minnesota. Native Americans of the Lummi Nation gifted 13-ft high totem 'healing poles' to Shanksville and New York city as a mark of their grief over the unfortunate incident. Other memorials erected for the victims outside America are situated in Ethiopia and London, England.


A poem quoted by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 
in a Memorial Day speech at Harvard in 1895 entitled 

"The Soldier's Faith"

And when the wind in the tree-tops roared,
The soldier asked from the deep dark grave:
"Did the banner flutter then?"
"Not so, my hero," the wind replied.
"The fight is done, but the banner won,
Thy comrades of old have borne it hence,
Have borne it in triumph hence."
Then the soldier spake from the deep dark grave:
"I am content."

Then he heareth the lovers laughing pass,
and the soldier asks once more:
"Are these not the voices of them that love,
That love--and remember me?"
"Not so, my hero," the lovers say,
"We are those that remember not;
For the spring has come and the earth has smiled,
And the dead must be forgot."
Then the soldier spake from the deep dark grave:
"I am content."

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