Among the Veteran’s Day ceremonies planned for the area is a re-dedication on Sunday of the small plaques in Port Chester’s Lyon Park memorializing each serviceman from the village who died in war.
Richard Cuddy Sr. led a fund-raising effort to refurbish the 100 brass memorials and place them at the base of trees throughout the park. At right is the plaque memorializing his father, Major William V. Cuddy, a provost marshal for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Major Cuddy was killed in a plane crash in northern Africa in 1943, a month before Richard Cuddy was born.
The fundraiser is also paying for new trees to accommodate more than 30 plaques that had gone missing. Read more about the project in this post.
The re-dedication ceremony will start in the Lyon Park Gazebo at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a reception at the Knights of Columbus, 327 Westchester Ave.