PALISADES CENTER HONORS AND REMEMBERS THOSE WHO SERVED THIS MEMORIAL DAY
West Nyack, NY (May 2023): Palisades Center, the premier shopping and entertainment destination in West Nyack, New York, is pleased to announce its plans for Memorial Day, honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In compliance with the Town of Clarkstown’s Memorial Day ordinance, Palisades Center will open at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 29. By observing the delayed opening, Palisades Center hopes to create a space for remembrance, reflection, and reverence during this important day of commemoration.
As part of its Memorial Day activities, Palisades Center is honored to feature a Memorial Day banner created by local Rockland County resident Anne Murphy with the assistance of John Antonucci, a Vietnam Veteran. Anne Murphy, an American Gold Star Mother, has dedicated her life to preserving the memory of fallen soldiers by working tirelessly to support veterans, active-duty military personnel, their families, and our communities. The banner, which serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our servicemen and servicewomen, hangs in the East Court in memory of Anne’s son, Lt. Col. Michael L. Murphy, USMC. Lt. Col. Murphy tragically lost his life on December 11, 2000, while test piloting the MV-22 Osprey Helicopter.
Palisades Center is grateful for the opportunity to showcase Anne Murphy’s powerful tribute, as it reinforces the importance of remembering those who selflessly gave their lives in service to our nation. Visitors to Palisades Center will have the chance to view the banner and reflect upon the immense sacrifice made by Lt. Col. Murphy and countless others.
In addition to featuring Anne Murphy’s banner, Palisades Center encourages the community to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Moor Cemetery, which will commence at 9:00 AM. This tribute provides a meaningful opportunity for individuals to gather and pay their respects to three fallen heroes – Private Julius Benjamin Chaplin, Private Charles Moye, and James Benjamin Gilmore.
“On this Memorial Day, we want to express our gratitude and respect for the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Darrin Houseman, General Manager of Palisades Center. “We’re honored to play a small part in keeping their memories alive and forever grateful for their courage and selflessness.”
For more information about Palisades Center’s Memorial Day plans and other upcoming events, please visit PalisadesCenter.com.
About Palisades Center
Palisades Center is a four-level shopping center offering 225 brands, 16 sit-down restaurants, a bowling alley, ice rink, the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, comedy club, and more. With its unique and diverse merchant mix, Palisades Center is the go-to place for local shoppers and tourists alike. To learn more, visit www.palisadescenter.com, www.facebook.com/palisadescenter, www.twitter.com/palisadescntr, or www.instagram.com/palisadescntr.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Palisades Center, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 16 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For nearly 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
About Mount Moor Cemetery
Mount Moor Cemetery is the resting place for many Buffalo Soldiers, a label given to members of the African American cavalry regiments of the United States Army, noted for their courage and discipline. Today, there are numerous chapters throughout the United States, including the Rockland Buffalo Soldiers based out of Spring Valley, New York. The Mount Moor Cemetery is listed on the National Park Service’s Register of Historic Places and preserved by the Historical Society of Rockland County.