WWI Beacon

City of Beacon Service Medal for Returning Veterans

While Dutchess County provided a service medal for all county-wide returning veterans, Beacon was the only city or town in the county to have its own medal.

A list of City of Beacon "World War" veterans compiled in the early 1920's, from NYS Archives, via DCHS.

Recruitment of Persons of Color Was a Separate Exercise

The US Armed Services Was Not Integrated Until 1948