by Gabriela Almonte
SOUTH FALLSBURG – Memorial Day is about the people who died in the U.S. military. It was originally known as Decoration Day, and became an official federal holiday in 1971, honoring the men and women who died for our country in all our wars. I talked recently with Fallsburg Councilman Arnold Seletsky about the holiday.
Question: How long have you been on the town board?
Answer: Since 1995.
Question: What does the town do for Memorial Day?
Answer: “They are having an event called “The Spring Fling event,” when you go to play or have fun. They also have a lot of fun activities like a pie contest, dog park, beach volleyball, boat rides, hay rides, and more.”
Question: What do you think celebrating Memorial Day is all about?
Answer: “To celebrate the people who sacrificed their lives for our country.”
Question: What are some exciting projects the town is working on right now?
Answer: “Beautification and participating with Sullivan Renaissance. Also they added new campsites, overlooking the back of the lake. Also, to celebrate July 4th there is a celebration to be held on Saturday, July 2nd with a live band, fireworks, and fun activities.”
Question: What is a nice Memorial Day quote to leave us with?
Answer: “We thank all those men and women who sacrificed their lives so we can have a better way of life.”
Question: Last but not least, do you know about anyone in Fallsburg who died serving our country?
Answer: “There is a plaque in the court room, one in Morningside Park, one in the school, and a lot more. There are many who served our country who lived right in our backyards. They helped give us a better way of life. “