Illuminate The Walkway-Memorial Day Flag Changing Ceremony/Walkway at Night

May 26 @ 7:30 pm-10:15 pm

Building on the Memorial Day Eve ceremony hosted by the Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services since 2012, the Walkway is joining with officials from Dutchess County, Ulster County, and American Legion Post 739 to hold a moving flag changing ceremony and illuminate the Walkway with luminaries as we remember, honor, and celebrate loved ones and the lives lost in defense of our nation. The event is complimentary to attend and open to the public.

Luminaries will line the Walkway as veterans, honor guards, elected officials, and attendees make their way to the Center Overlook for a sunset flag changing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. The retired colors will be presented to a local family who lost a loved one in service to America. Immediately following, the Walkway will remain open and accessible until 10:15 p.m. for a patriotic-themed Walkway at Night event.

The flag changing will proceed rain or shine. The rain date for the luminaries and Walkway at Night is Friday, May 31.

PURCHASE LUMINARIES HERE – $10 each, 3 for $25

All proceeds support Walkway Over the Hudson in hosting monthly flag changing ceremonies to honor local veterans and their families, keeping the Walkway accessible to all, adding amenities to the bridge, and undertaking significant capital improvement projects.

The American Legion Post 739 and VFW Post 6534 Highland organize and present monthly Flag Changing Ceremonies on the Walkway to honor our region’s veterans and their service to our country.

For large quantity orders or information about how a custom e-blast and flyer can be created for a specific organization, call 845-454-9649 or email


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