Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedoms. It's also a time to spend with family and friends paying tribute and celebrating the freedoms that have been fought for. Here are a few things going on around the Hudson Valley with links to find even more.

Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27; 10-4: WWII Living History Exhibit at the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park. The lawn will resemble a WWII encampment with military displays, vehicles, and soldiers in battle dress will be on hand to share the history of WWII. Find more events going on in Dutchess County this weekend.

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Sunday, May 27; 7- noon: Annual Memorial Day Weekend Pancake Breakfast at St. Mary's Church Hall on Route 95 in Obernburg. Adults are $8 and children are $5. Find more events going on in Sullivan County this weekend.

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Saturday, May 26; 11-2:30: Step into history with a Scavenger Hunt in Uptown Kingston. Explore the area with a family-friendly event that will take you to 5 different historic Sites in Kingston. Get your guide at any of the locations; Old Dutch Church, Senate House State Historic Site, Volunteer Fireman's Hall & Museum, Friends of Historic Kingston, or the Matthewis Persenhouse Museum. Find more events going on in Ulster County this weekend.

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Saturday, May 26; 11-4: Learn about Colonial Cooking at the Fort Montgomery Historic Site on Rt. 9W. You'll see how a single open fire was used to cook everything needed for meals, plus the cookware used, techniques, and more. Find out more events going on this weekend in Orange County. 

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