Memorial Day 2020
By Member Alan Zale
May 26, 2020

The Hartsdale Fire Department’s Tower Ladder 15 and Car 2171 led emergency response vehicles from the three fire districts, Hartsdale, Fairview and Greenville, around the Town of Greenburgh on Memorial Day, Monday 25, 2020 to pay tribute to those in the military who gave their lives protecting our freedom.

Traditional Memorial Day celebrations and parades could not be held with the need for social distancing as a result of the Covid-19 virus so an alternate plan was devised. Starting at DeSanti Plaza by the Hartsdale train station, a small motorcade of veterans, two vehicles from each fire department and a motorcycle escort from the Greenburgh Police Department made stops around town to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country.

Members of the Hartsdale Fire Department place a wreath at the Veteran's Memorial in DeSanti Park followed by a William Aguilar playing Taps. The motorcade then proceed to the 911 Memorial on Central Avenue where Taps were again played. Members of local Girl and Boy Scout troops participated in the brief ceremony. Next was Greenburgh Police Headquarters on Tarrytown Road where a wreath was placed and Taps were played again. The final stop was Fairview Fire Department Headquarter where two floral crosses were placed next to the flag pole and the ceremony concluded with Taps. Photos by Alan Zale