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Lincoln Parade 2006
     
 
February 11, 2006

Herb Schneider,Robert McFarlane, Mayor John Testa and Michael Greist as Lincoln.

As they have done for the past 100 years, The Lincoln 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 200 people joined the celebration and the parade, including The Sons of Union Veterans, The West Point Honor and Color Guard, Civil War Reenactors from the 150 th NY Volunteers and the 15th NY Cavalry, as well as Abraham Lincoln himself.








A prayer of remembrance by the Lincoln Society, benediction by Robert McFarlane




Memorial wreaths are dedicated to President Lincoln.





Members of the 150th NY Infantry Regiment prepare to raise the colors.




The Colors are raised with a solemn salute.






The parade starts down South Street.










Led by the Color Guard from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Kevin and Ken Columba of the 15th NY Cavalry escort President Lincoln, followed by the 150th NY Infantry.




The Sons of Union Veterans carry their banner.
L-R, Robert Comegys, Matthew Hereford and
Michael Bennett






We head toward the Lincoln Train Depot.





Mayor Testa begins the ceremony at the depot.



Lincoln and His honor guard, the 150th NY Regiment


















Taps are played by to honor the president by Lincoln Society board member, Don Feldman.






Major Peter Bedrosian of the 150th prepares the troops for a live fire 21 gun salute.Ready!
Aim!

Fire! Kevin and Ken Columba of the 15th NY Cavalry look on.




The Sons of Union Veterans with Abraham Lincoln. L-R, Robert Comegys, Matthew Hereford and Michael Bennett



The West Point Honor Guard









The Rennaissance Singers











Board member Paul Martin, with James Shockley and Dave Topps of the 150th NY.



Art and Historical display





The old Peekskill Train Station

Future home of the Lincoln Train Depot Museum.

Photos by JUDY SHARON









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