GOSHEN, N.Y. — Forty soldiers killed on the same day during World War I are being remembered in the Hudson Valley of New York on the 100th anniversary of their deaths.

Orange County officials will hold a ceremony Saturday to honor the 40 county residents who died on Sept. 29, 1918, when Allied forces breached the Hindenburg Line in northern France.

The 40 Orange County residents served in Companies E and L of the 107th Regiment of the Army’s 27th Infantry Division.

New York National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Division's 107th Regiment training for the planned attack on the Hindenburg Line during September 1918. In this photograph the soldiers practice moving through barbed wire obstacles. When the actual attack kicked off on Sept. 29, 1918 the 107th Infantry lost 1,000 soldiers wounded and killed out of 1,662. (Courtesy New York State Military Museum)
New York National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Division's 107th Regiment training for the planned attack on the Hindenburg Line during September 1918. In this photograph the soldiers practice moving through barbed wire obstacles. When the actual attack kicked off on Sept. 29, 1918 the 107th Infantry lost 1,000 soldiers wounded and killed out of 1,662. (Courtesy New York State Military Museum)

The Hindenburg Line was the last line of German defenses. Soldiers 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 is being held at the county’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.

The 27th Infantry Division insignia.
The 27th Infantry Division insignia.