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Piermont in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Watchfires”

 
 
“Watchfires” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
1. “Watchfires” Marker
Inscription.
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 333, Rockland County observes Memorial Day every May 30th at Piermont Pier

An annual event at several locations in our country; the “Watchfires” are lit at midnight with full military honors. A 24 hour vigil follows to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in the cause of freedom and democracy in all the wars and conflicts throughout our nationís history.
This area has been dedicated in perpetuity for that purpose by the Village of Piermont

May 30th, 2000
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 41° 2.581′ N, 73° 53.809′ W. Marker is in Piermont, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Ferry Road one mile east of Pier Street when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the end of Piermont Pier. Marker is in this post office area: Piermont NY 10968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piermont Pier (here, next to this marker); Bogertown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sneden House (approx. one mile away); Roll of Honor (approx. one mile away); Last Stop U.S.A.
“Watchfires” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
2. “Watchfires” Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Bridge Street Bridge Over The Sparkill Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Charles Fremont (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named John Charles Fremont (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piermont.
 
Also see . . .  Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 333. (Submitted on June 15, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Flags and Markers at the end of the Piermont Pier image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
3. Flags and Markers at the end of the Piermont Pier
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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