St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
Commemoration of Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2011
The site is open 9 AM to 5 PM.
There will be periodic tours throughout the day -- depending on visitors interest and staff availability -- telling the stories of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on Civil War veterans, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the conflict.
11 AM Veterans Day commemoration ceremony, in the church.
Noon Performance, and sing-along, in the museum, of songs that American soldiers would have sung and heard, with an emphasis on the Civil War era.
1 PM Presentation in the museum by Professor Mark James Morreale, of Marist College, about the Hudson Valley and the Civil War.
2:30 PM Talk in the museum by Paul Geitler, Westchester Community College, about the origins and history of Veterans Day.
3:30 PM Presentation on New York’s Civil War Battle Flags, by Christopher Morton of the New York State Military Museum.
Free admission and parking
Light refreshments served.