Parade salutes Healthcare Workers

By Sharon E. Siegel

For the Gazette

PORT JERVIS – Volunteers and staff of the Port Jervis Police and Fire Departments, the city’s Department of Public Works, and neighboring Eastern Pike Regional Police Department formed a motorcade and drove twice around the block at two of the city’s health care facilities.

The parade, a follow-up to one held previously for Bon Secours Community Hospital, paid tribute to workers at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair’s veteran outpatient clinic at 150 Pike St. and Cornerstone Family Healthcare at 140 Hammond St. It included dozens of apparatus with sirens and lights signaling the community’s gratitude.

Lunch was provided for the VA clinic by Tri-State Naval Ship VFW Post 7241, which had members on hand with signs thanking the staff.

The parade also included a stop to wish a happy birthday to a young girl whose family was gathered for the birthday stop at the corner of Division and Fowler streets.