GOSHEN, N.Y. -- Forty soldiers killed on the same day during World War I were remembered Saturday in the Hudson Valley on the 100th anniversary of their deaths.
Officials in Orange County, New York held a ceremony to honor the 40 county residents who died on Sept. 29, 1918, when Allied forces breached the Hindenburg Line in northern France.
The Hindenburg Line was the last line of German defenses. Troops who broke through the heavily fortified zone helped bring about the end of World War I less than two months later, on Nov. 11, 1918.
The ceremony was held at the county's Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.
The 40 men served in Companies E and L of the 107th Regiment of the Army's 27th Infantry Division.