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Memorial Day CeremonyMay 30, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
"Honor our Nation's Fallen Soldiers at the New Windsor Cantonment" New Windsor, NY -- In honor of America's soldiers and their families on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM , site staff will present information on 18th century mourning customs at the coffin of Colonel Francis Barber of the 2nd New Jersey Regiment lying in repose in the recreated Temple of Virtue. At 2:00 PM is an 18th century funeral service followed by a military drill and cannon firing. Admission is free. For more information please call the site at (845) 562-7141 ext. 22. New Windsor Cantonment is located on Route 300 (374 Temple Hill Road) in the Town of New Windsor, two miles east of Stewart Airport. It is three miles from the intersection of I-87 and I-84 in Newburgh, New York. New Windsor Cantonment was an encampment of more than 7,000 Continental Army soldiers and some of their families over the winter of 1782-83. The Temple of Virtue overlooks the "Grand Parade", the very field where soldiers gathered to hear George Washington's proclamation announcing the end to the fighting. Nearly 90 years ago, one of the first public ceremonies to award the Purple Heart military decoration was held on Memorial Day, in 1932, at the old campground at New Windsor. Over 100 veterans of the First World War received the Medal. Just one mile from the Cantonment, Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site will open for the 2022 season on Saturday May 28. Here the Ellison family, one of the most prosperous in the mid-Hudson Valley, during the 18th century, built a country estate called "Mount Ellison." Elegantly furnished by John and Catherine Ellison, the 1754 mansion served as headquarters for Revolutionary War generals Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox, and Horatio Gates. Beginning on May 28, the home is open for tours Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM and Sunday at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM through the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. For more information about Knox's Headquarters please call (845) 562-7141 ext. 22. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and one of 40 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information please call (845) 562-7141, visit the New York State Parks website at: https://parks.ny.gov or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/newwindsorcantonment The Palisades Parks Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Palisades Interstate Parks and Historic Sites by raising funds, increasing public awareness, and supporting visitor education. Find us at: https://www.palisadesparks.org, or call us 1-845-630-8174. Palisades Parks Conservancy, P.O. Box 513, New York, NY 10018