AOH members of Division 1 and Division 4 of Orange County, New York attended sunrise Memorial Day services at seven Cemetery and Monument locations in Goshen, New York. At each location a prayer was recited for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice followed by piper playing Amazing Grace and then a twenty-one gun salute by members of the American Legion. While visiting the Orange County Veterans Cemetery members paid their respects at the gravesite of 1st. Lt, Louis Allen who died in Iraq and is the namesake of the first AOH Junior Division in Orange County. A decade of the Rosary was said by members along with his parents who were in attendance.
Yesterday, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Joseph Duelk, Jr. Division #1, Monroe, New York had a Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Memory of Joseph Duelk, Jr., who died in Vietnam on June 14, 1968.
The Hibernians then visited his graveside at St. Mary’s Cemetery and placed a wreath at his VA Marker and offered prayers for the repose of his soul. Brother Jim Kelly played the Pipes at the cemetery not only for Joseph Duelk, Jr., but also for fellow AOH Brothers Patrick Earley, Danny Strommer, Jack Breheny and John Walsh in what was beautiful day of remembrance and brotherhood.