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Lincoln Society Parade and Celebration 2005
     
 
Peekskill, NY February 7, 2005

The Lincoln Society in Peekskill gathered on Saturday morning February 7, to celebrate and commemorate Abraham Lincoln's historic stop in Peekskill on February 19, 1861.

Sepia photo ABOVE (L-R)
Jed Labounty, Barrie Hancock, Lincoln, Paul Kaye, Joe Darensod and Peter Bedrossian alongside the Hudson River in Peekskill.





The Society met at the Lincoln Exedra on South Street for a patriotic wreath laying ceremony with a flag raising, Pledge of Allegiance and the playing of the National Anthem. Over 100 people joined the celebration and the following parade, including Boy Scouts from Local Troop 1, The West Point Color Guard, Civil War Reenactors from the 150 th NY Volunteers as well as Abraham Lincoln himself.


(Left) Board members Craig and Laura Lee Keating participated in period clothing.






Board member Paul Martin with the 150th NY Volunteer Regiment, Peter Bedrossian, Barrie Hancock, Joe Darensod and Paul Kaye.





President Abraham Lincoln and his Honor Guard, Peter Bedrossian, Paul Kaye, Joe Darensod(blocked), Barrie Hancock and Led Labounty





President Abraham Lincoln and his Honor Guard, Peter Bedrossian, Paul Kaye, Joe Darensod, Barrie Hancock and Jed Labounty



Peekskill Mayor John Testa introduces Abraham Lincoln





Troop 1 raises the colors

Flag Pole Dedication Plaque






The Wreath placed at the Exedra Monument





Lincoln Society members gather for the start of the parade

(Left to right)Laura Lee Keating, Craig Keating, The honorary William Nelson (Nick Oliveri), Matt Carlone and Herb Schneider




Boy Scout Troop 1 Color Guard and The West Point Color Guard




The parade heads downtown toward the Train Depot





At The Lincoln Peekskill Train Depot Station

The parade concluded at the old Peekskill train depot, the future home of the Lincioln Train Depot Museum, for more ceremomies and a re-enactment of Lincoln's historic speech to the citizens of Peekskill.



Lincoln accepts a Proclamation from The Honorary William Nelson

Honor Guard(L-R)
Jed LaBounty, Barrie Hancock, Joe Darensod, Paul Kaye and Peter Bedrossian.






Lincoln, (Michael Griest)on a specially constructed platform with his Honor Guard, speaks to the gathered mulitudes. Honor Guard(L-R)
Jed LaBounty, Barrie Hancock, Joe Darensod, Paul Kaye and Peter Bedrossian.






Lincoln Society members and the West Point Color Guard





Peekskill Mayor, John Testa, addresses the crowd. Honor Guard(L-R)Jed LaBounty, Barrie Hancock, Joe Darensod, Paul Kaye and Peter Bedrossian.






Honor Guard(L-R)
Jed LaBounty, Barrie Hancock, Joe Darensod, Paul Kaye and Peter Bedrossian.










Boy Scout Troop 1







Artist Paul R. Martin III's Lincoln display at the train depot.





Laura Lee Keating and Beverley Dykeman





Historical document display provided by the Peekskill Museum and Board Member and Town Historian John Curren.





Presidential cookies.

Dinner Dance Click here to see photos from our dinner dance 2005


Join us for this year's celebration on February 11, 2006.
See our Homepage for more information.




Proposed Lincoln Sculpture at the Lincoln train Museum

Sculpture by Richard Masloski






Lincoln, (Michael Griest)and his Honor Guard at Parade Rest!(L-R) Jed LaBounty, Barrie Hancock, Joe Darensod, Paul Kaye and Peter Bedrossian.


Dinner Dance Click here to see photos from our dinner dance 2005


Join us for this year's celebration on February 11, 2006.
See our Homepage for more information.









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