MaryEllen Odell Calls Row of Honor Press Conference

MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808-1001

May 7, 2013

Odell Calls Row of Honor Press Conference

County Executive MaryEllen Odell will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. on the shores of Lake Gleneida on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to highlight the launching of Putnam County’s Row of Honor, an installation of American flags as part of the county’s Memorial Day remembrances.

Sponsorship of the 100 American-made flags is meant to raise awareness and funds for various veterans’ projects which Odell said would “assist our veterans and the veteran community within the county.” Flags that have been purchased by Putnam residents will bear the name of their loved one who died while serving in the military or who is presently on active duty.  

“Every name we see engraved onto an erected monument around our county is the name of a Putnam resident who went into battle and never returned. Every name you will see here in our Row of Honor is the name of one of our local heroes living or dead,” said Odell. 

The Row of Honor project is a group venture among the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, Putnam County Tourism and Putnam County government. Each branch of the American Armed Forces will be represented: United States Army, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard along with flags of the Army and Air National Guards.

The flags will remain on display until June 12 and are expected to be re-installed as part of the County’s Veteran’s Day festivities.

Flag sponsorships are still available for $100. To order a flag, e-mail: rowofhonor@putnamcountyny.gov or call Mimi at Putnam County Office for Veterans Affairs at (845) 808-1620.