Memorial Day 2021
By Member Alan Zale
June 2, 2021

The Hartsdale Fire Department led emergency response vehicles from the three fire districts, Hartsdale, Fairview and Greenville, around the Town of Greenburgh on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 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 again this year because 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, 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 placed a wreath at the Veterans Memorial in DeSanti Park followed by a veteran playing Taps. They then proceeded to the 911 Memorial on Central Avenue where members of local Girl and Boy Scout troops participated in a brief wreath laying ceremony. The last stop was Greenburgh Police Headquarters on Tarrytown Road where Taps were again played. Photos by Alan Zale