Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Memorial Day Watchfires at Piermont Pier, Clausland Mtn

Click here for information about the 2012 Memorial Day Watchfires scheduled for May 30.

If your weekend plans involve a casual stroll on the Piermont Pier, you can’t miss the towering 21 foot high bonfire-in-waiting at the end of the pier. It’s a Watchfire, a Memorial Day tradition with roots going back to the Revolutionary War.

“Since 1987, Rockland County’s Vietnam Veterans have come together to build such fires according to the military regulations and specifications of the 1700’s.

Watchfires are built every year on May 30th, the traditional Memorial Day.  They are lit at midnight and burn until dawn on Memorial Day, then refueled at dark and burn til midnight again.  Veterans stand watch, changing shifts through the night, and day, and night, as they had a generation ago.”

Vietnam Veterans of America, Rockland County’s Chapter

Watchfires are lit by veterans all over the state on Memorial Day. In Rockland County, Watchfires will be ignited at 11:30p on 5/29 at the Piermont Pier and Clausland Mountain Park.

See also:

Nyack Farmer's Market



You May Also Like

The Villages

This week in the Villages: Spring Valley braces against an anonymous push for dissolution. Polio findings in Rockland continue to raise alarms for public...

Nyack People & Places

It’s amazing to consider that Nyack once had a beautiful pristine brook with a rocky bed and deep gullies that flowed year-round. Nyack Brook,...

Arts

VIRGIN BLACKTOP: A New York Skate Odyssey, a documentary that chronicles a skateboard team that began in the river villages of Nyack, Grandview and...

Advertisement