Hoosick Falls Memorial Day
Bernie Guerard, American Legion Commander and this year’s Chairman of the Memorial Day parade, calls officers and members of all organizations together with the general public to participate in our local parade to honor our military men and women, past and present.
At 7:45 a.m. on Monday May 26, the American Legion Honor Guard, the American Legion Auxiliary and H.F.C.S. High School Band will line up at Wood Park in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. to march to the Shop Street Bridge for a ceremony to honor those who were lost at sea. The Legion will fire a volley salute, then taps will be sounded by a H.F.C.S. trumpet player. A procession will follow to Wood Park to raise a new flag, where there will be a salute by the American Legion, after which wreaths will be placed at the WWI, WWII, Korean and Viet Nam Monument. The Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. All participants are asked to be in line by 9:15. Don Bogardus, past organizer of the Hoosick Falls parade, and his wife, Esther, will be our Grand Marshalls this year.
Voice of a Vet has made arrangements with Hoosac School to provide a bus to transport veterans who would like to participate, but are unable to walk. If you are interested in riding, please contact Gail Smith at 518-686-9888 so we can be sure to have adequate seating for all who would like to be involved. Following the parade, community members are asked to stay for a brief ceremony in Wood Park where elected officials and others will pay homage to our servicemen and women. Following the morning’s festivities, all are invited to gather at the Hoosick Falls American Legion Post 40 for an Open House.