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Memorial Day Has Special Meaning For Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow Residents

Sheila and Maeve Murphy enjoyed the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Memorial Day Parade
Sheila and Maeve Murphy enjoyed the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Memorial Day Parade Photo Credit: Pamela Stern
Sleepy Hollow Middle/High School Marching Band.
Sleepy Hollow Middle/High School Marching Band. Photo Credit: Pamela Stern
Lillian Hogan, Lois Rey and Rita Galgano attened the parade and ceremony at Patriots Park.
Lillian Hogan, Lois Rey and Rita Galgano attened the parade and ceremony at Patriots Park. Photo Credit: Pamela Stern
Even the furry friends attended the Memorial Day parade in Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow.
Even the furry friends attended the Memorial Day parade in Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow. Photo Credit: Pamela Stern
The Boy Scouts marched in the Memorial Day Parade in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.
The Boy Scouts marched in the Memorial Day Parade in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. Photo Credit: Pamela Stern
The Memorial Day Parade ceremony followed directly after the parade at Patriots Park.
The Memorial Day Parade ceremony followed directly after the parade at Patriots Park. Photo Credit: Pamela Stern

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Residents of the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow came out to show their support and to commemorate the meaning behind Memorial Day. The parade started on Main Street in Tarrytown and proceeded to Patriots Park in Sleepy Hollow.

"It's a nice way to commemorate the sacrifices of many," said Sheila Murphy, who husband, Terence Murphy, is the chief of the Tarrytown Fire Department.

"I just wanted to see my daddy marching in the parade," the Murphys' daughter, Maeve, said.

Many people donned their red, white and blues to wear to the parade and ceremony which followed. Even the furry pets came out to show their support.

Lois Rey drove to Tarrytown for this parade from Florida, with her little fiurry friend named, Buddy.

"I was a Sleepy Hollow resident, actually a native from North Tarrytown (as it used to be called) and I think that it is important that people understand the true meaning of Memorial Day," said Rey.

Rey's husband was in the Navy for six years and was a part of the ceremony at Patriots Park which immediately followed the short parade.

Rita Galgano, a former resident of Sleepy Hollow, who now lives in Georgia said, "This is a wonderful parade. More towns and villages should honor the vets."

The Sleepy Hollow Middle/High School Band marched in the parade but, played at the ceremony at Patriots Park.

Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell was present along with Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray.  Both made short remarks and thanked everyone for the support.

"Remember the folks that defended our freedoms today," Wray said.

"I want to thank you all for coming out and showing your support. Don't forget the sacrifice these men and women did for us," Mayor Fixell said.

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