As Putnam County plans the upcoming Row of Honor to line the shore of Lake Gleneida in Carmel, County Executive MaryEllen Odell thanked the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for keeping the centerpiece of Carmel in pristine condition. DEP owns Lake Gleneida and the surrounding shoreline, which are part of the city’s vast reservoir system. The twice-yearly Row of Honor is a salute to veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. There will be at least 550 flags this year representing memorials to veterans, the most since the tradition was started nearly a decade ago. The flags are sold for $100 to those who want to recognize a veteran. The county and the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council are planning for the return of the Vietnam Travelling Memorial Wall, which will come to Putnam for a fifth time in the fall of 2022.