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Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Moor Cemetery

Host: Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Moor Cemetery

Date: May 29, 2023

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The Friends of Mount Moor Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday May 29, 2023 in Mount Moor Cemetery at 9:00 am. This year we will be unveiling three new headstones of Veterans whose exact locations of internment are unknown.

Private Julius Benjamin Chaplin was born April 29, 1896. He was drafted in the United States Army on July 28, 1918 at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina during WWl and discharged on December 12, 1918. He resided in Albany and passed away suddenly on July 8, 1940 while visiting in Nyack, New York.

Private Charles Moye was born on August 25, 1895 in Hookerton, North Carolina. He was drafted during WWl into Company B of the 365th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division on April 27, 1918.  His Division’s shoulder insignia was a Buffalo, in a way making him the only Buffalo Soldier in Mount Moor Cemetery. He served overseas and saw action in France. He was discharged on May 3, 1919 and settled in Nyack, NY where he passed away on February 14, 1956.

James Benjamin Gilmore was born January 31, 1922 in Virginia. He served as a Merchant Marine during WWll from December 4, 1943 through August 11, 1946 . In 1988, Merchant Marines who served in oceangoing service during WWll were awarded Veteran status. James Gilmore served on 6 vessels, was awarded the Presidential Testimonial Letter, Congressional Gold Medal, Atlantic War Zone medal, Pacific War Zone medal, Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Medal and Victory Medal. James Gilmore was a resident of Nyack, New York and passed away on July 22, 1963.

The three headstones were acquired from the Veterans Administration.