Veterans and service members: be the county’s guest at Playland on May 27


Westchester County will thank veterans and service members by inviting them to be the county’s guests at Playland Amusement Park in Rye on May 27.

That will be the county’s fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Memorial Day Tribute at the amusement park.

Veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), as well as any active duty members and their families, will receive a free parking pass and free ride bands or entrance bands.

All other veterans will receive a free parking pass or entrance bands and discount ride coupons.

The county-sponsored event runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Westchester Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps will perform at the main gate at noon.

At 1:30 p.m., County Executive Robert P. Astorino will deliver a tribute in memory of those who have lost their lives in defense of the United States. The U.S. Marine Corps will provide helicopter and Osprey Flight demonstrations at 2 p.m., weather permitting.

The  barbecue is co-sponsored by Fordham University and The Generoso Pope Foundation.

The county urges Westchester veterans to pre-register for this event. A valid military and or veteran organization/ VA Health ID card is required.

For more information, contact the Westchester County Veterans Service Agency at 995-2145 or 995-2146, or

Pre-register at one of the following locations:

May 14 – 25

9 am to 5 pm, Westchester County Veterans

9 am to 4 pm, Yonkers Veterans Service Agency

May 15:

9 am to 11 am, Maple Moor Golf Course.

1 pm to 3 pm, Saxon Woods Golf Course.

May 16:

10 am to noon, Dunwoodie Golf Course

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Sprain Lake Golf Course

10 am to 3 pm, Peekskill City Hall

May 21:

9 am to 3 pm, Glen Island Park


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