The Town of Wappinger will recognize the 21st Anniversary of 9/11 by conducting the annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, September 11th at 8:30am at the Sergeant Mark C. Palmateer 9/11 Memorial Park, located on the corner of Route 9, Old Hopewell Road and Sgt. Palmateer Way.
The Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer 9/11 Memorial Park serves as a memorial for Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer, the first Dutchess County soldier killed in the line of duty in the War on Terror, as well as all the service members and first responders who lost their lives on and since September 11, 2001. Sgt. Palmateer, 38, originally from the Town of Wappinger, lost his life on June 26, 2008 during combat in Afghanistan.