The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office hosted a memorial ceremony Thursday to honor the military and law enforcement in advance of Memorial Day.

The ceremony included prayers, songs, and naming some of the local officers who died, and those who died in the line of duty.

Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian "Butch" Anderson says the ceremony is a chance to show appreciation. 

"It's important to remember those that have been killed in the line of duty, those that have given service to their constituents, especially here in Dutchess County," Anderson said.