Memorial Day: Reflect & Honor
Arlington’s Memorial Day Parade on May 30 will be co-hosted by the Arlington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 and the Arlington Lions Club. Groups and organizations are invited to march. Line up by 10:45 a.m. on School Street. The parade steps off at 11, and will end at the memorial at Fisher School. Following the parade there will be a ceremony. Light refreshments will be served. Please make plans to honor those that have served and given their lives to protect our freedom.
The Bennington VFW Post 1332 announces that the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, steps off at 12 noon from the old Middle School on Main Street, and proceeds to the Vermont Veterans’ Home on North Street for a ceremony. Line up begins at 11.
The community is invited to attend the Dorset Memorial Day service and parade on Monday, May 30. The service will begin at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, 143 Church Street, off Route 30. At its conclusion, 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! All are welcome to join in the celebration. For more information, call the Church at 802-867-2260.
The Granville, N.Y., VFW and American Legion, along with the Granville High School are conducting a Memorial Day Celebration on Thursday, May 26, to honor our veterans. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Granville Central School auditorium. We are looking for WWII vets as well as any other vet or family member. All are invited, veteran or not. Contact Butch Hurlburt, Commander of Post 1653, at 518-361-0185 or email@example.com to participate or if you’d like information.
Edward Powers, Commander of Hoosick American Legion Post 40, invites all officers and members of all organizations to participate in the Hoosick Falls Memorial Day parade to honor service men and woman that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Village of Hoosick Falls Memorial Day parade will be on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m., stepping off at Key Bank on Main Street and proceeding to John Street to Church Street to Main Street and back to Wood Park. The parade will make stops at the HAYC3 Armory, the Youth Center and the intersection of Church and Main Streets to honor fallen veterans. After the parade, the American Legion will host a remembrance service from the gazebo in Wood Park. All clubs, organizations, schools, churches and residents with an interest in participating should contact Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Memorial Day Remembrance will be held at Hubbardton Battlefield on Monday, May 30, from12 to 12:15 p.m. Battlefield flags will be raised to full-mast and tribute paid to the soldiers of Hubbardton at the battle monument, located at 5696 Monument Hill Road in Hubbardton. Call 802-273-2282 or visit historicsites.vermont.gov for more information.
VFW Post 6471 of Manchester will conduct Memorial Day honors and ceremony at Dellwood Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. We will then proceed to Factory Point Cemetery for services at 11 a.m., and concluding with a wreath laying and lunch to follow at the Post, located at 280 Depot Street. All are invited.
The Middletown Springs annual Memorial Day parade is Sunday, May 29, at 3 p.m., rain or shine. Lineup on Buxton Avenue and South Street/Route 133 begins at 2. All fire departments are invited to participate; trophies will be awarded for Best In Show, Runner Up and Antique Apparatus. Parade floats are also encouraged. Children are welcome to participate accompanied by adults. Parking is available behind the Post Office. Essays and posters by local school children will be on display in the Historical Building. To participate, call 802-235-2238.
Pittsford will hold its Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m. It forms at the Village Green beginning at 12 noon, proceeds south on Route 7 to Pleasant Street to the Fire House, to be followed by a ceremony and refreshments. All are welcome to stop by the Historical Society Museum on Route 7 to see a presentation of photos and news articles honoring Pittsford veterans from all eras. (Heavy rain cancels the parade, and the ceremony will be held at 12:30.)
The Town of Poultney’s Memorial Day Parade is taking place on Monday, May 30. Come celebrate the fine men and women who serve our country with honor. The parade route starts at Stewart’s and continues up Main Street beginning at 10 a.m. For details, visit poultneyvt.com.
Rutland & W. Rutland
The Rutland Veterans Council will conduct a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at the West Street Cemetery.
Salem Free Veterans Dinner
Salem Community Fellowship is hosting a free dinner to honor all Veterans, active duty military, and their families on Saturday, May 28, at 4 p.m., at 224 Main Street, Salem, N.Y. Guest speaker will be US Army Captain Daniel Severson, who served in Vietnam. Dinner will be served immediately following the message. For more information, call 518-854-3208 or email email@example.com.
Monday, May 30, is Living History Day at the Battlefield at Saratoga National Historical Park. See demonstrations and presentations on everyday civilian and military life in 1770s America from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, but battlefield entrance fees apply. Saratoga National Historical Park is located at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater, N.Y. Visit nps.gov/sara to learn more.
The Memorial Day Parade in Wallingford takes place on Monday, May 30, starting at 10 a.m. Line-up begins at True Temper on Maple Street (behind Family Dollar) at 9:45 a.m. It marches to the cemetery on Main Street for a ceremony and then proceeds to Florence Street for band music.