MAHOPAC, NY. - Memorial Day was very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was nonetheless respectfully observed by VFW 5491, American Legion 1080, and a small group of elected officials and firemen.  

It began, without a parade, but with a service held at Memorial Circle.  VFW Commander Chris Long opened the ceremony and acted as master of ceremonies. Afterward, services were held at American Legion Post 1080 and VFW 5491 with a roll call of deceased members, followed by a patriotic boat parade on Lake Mahopac.

Additionally, the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, led by Karl Rhode and Art Hanley of the county’s Department of Veteran Affairs, put together a caravan of military, police and fire vehicles that motored through every Putnam County town, including Mahopac, where it drove up Route 6N to Route 6 before passing Town Hall and down Croton Falls Road and out of town.

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