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.
Our own Brother John Blaine has been selected by his brothers to represent AOH Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan Division 4 in the 2017 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade to take place on Sunday, March 12th in Goshen.
John was born in Cornwall, NY. He has earned his Major Degree with AOH Division 4 and enjoys learning about Irish history. John is a 40 year member of Highland Engine Co. # 1 in Cornwall and is a former trustee and parade marshal. He retired after teaching Culinary Arts for 30 years at Orange/Ulster BOCES. Four times John received Who's Who among America's Teachers honors. John is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He resides in Goshen, NY with his wife Gail and two daughters Victoria and Madison.
Meetings are held on the first Friday of
each month at 7:30 pm at
10 Dikeman Drive
Goshen, N Y
No meeting in August
March 4th Installation
At the December 2010 meeting our Chaplain, Fr. John Logan, O Carm.
was presented with a Division jacket and balmoral
by Ron Heppes the 2011 Orange County Grand Marshal.
***New*** Photos, Thanks to Mike Cummings!
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