Memorial Day Events
Manchester Memorial Day
Memorial Day will be observed by VFW Post 6471 in Manchester, Vt. on Monday, May 26. Everyone is welcome to attend a celebration in recognition of those in the Armed Forces who have died for our country, at 10 a.m. at the Dellwood Cemetery, and 11 a.m. at Factory Point Cemetery. Come to the Post at 280 Depot Street for an additional ceremony and refreshments starting at 12 noon. For more information, call 802-362-9840.
Memorial Day in Dorset
The community is invited to attend the Dorset Memorial Day Service and Parade on Monday, May 26. The service will begin at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, 143 Church Street. At the end of the service, the parade will march to the Maple Hill Cemetery and then return to the Dorset Green for the lowering of the flag. A Pot-Luck Community Picnic will be held on the Dorset Church lawn after the event. Please bring a salad or dessert to share and we’ll provide the hotdogs! Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration. Call the Dorset Church for more information at 802-867-2260.
Granville Memorial Day
There will be a number of Memorial Day events in Granville, N.Y. On Friday, May 23, services will be held at area schools: 8:30 a.m., Mettowee School, West Pawlet; 9:30 a.m., Wells Village School; and 1 p.m., Granville High School. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the day starts at 8 a.m. with a Dedication of Wreaths at Granville High School and 9 a.m. at Pine View Cemetery in Middle Granville. At 9:30 a.m., there will be a DAR dedication at Mettowee Cemetery in Granville. Parade lineup also begins at this time in the same location. The Parade will proceed up North Street to Main Street; stop at the clock for a dedication; move on to the bridge for a Navy wreath ceremony, and end at Veteran’s Park, where onlookers can hear the Granville Band and keynote speakers. Parade participants are invited to the VFW’s new location on North Street for a free lunch, courtesy of the VFW, featuring hot dogs and hamburgers. For more information, call Butch Hurlburt, Commander, at 518-361-0185 or the Post at 518-642-1599.