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Memorial Day Parade

American flags fly over veterans during Memorial Day ceremonies in Crandall Park in Glens Falls in 2008. The Glens Falls/Queensbury Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. near the TD Bank in downtown Glens Falls. Route will run from Maple Street to the monument on Glen Street, and then head north to the YMCA and Crandall Park. 

There’s much to do across the region in celebration of Memorial Day. Here’s a list of where to see parades, services and other events:

Monday

Argyle

Parade starts 10 a.m. from the laundromat on Main Street and continues down Sheridan Street to the American Legion, where there will be a memorial service.

Bolton Landing

Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Rogers Memorial Park, 4928 Lake Shore Drive. Route stops at the war memorial, then continues to Veteran’s Memorial Park for a ceremony.

Cambridge

Parade begins at 10 a.m., forming on Academy Street. It will end at the Cambridge Central School. The American Legion will hold a memorial service prior to that parade at 9 a.m. in Memorial Park.

Fort Ann

Parade starts 9 a.m. at the Fort Ann Central School, 1 Catherine St. It will proceed down Catherine Street to George Street, where it will end at the village park, and Town Supervisor Richard Moore will speak.

Fort Edward

Parade will begin 1 p.m. from the Washington County Complex, heading south on Broadway and ending at Notre Dame. Fort Edward American Legion Post No. 1133 will be presiding color guard. U.S. Marine Korean War veteran Andrew Cimo will be grand marshal. Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake, U.S. Navy sea cadets from the Adirondack Battalion, Fort Edward School band, Fort Edward Fire Department and Rescue and other community groups will attend.

Glens Falls/Queensbury

Parade will begin at 10 a.m. near the TD Bank in downtown Glens Falls. Route will run from Maple Street to the monument on Glen Street and then head north to the YMCA and Crandall Park.

Granville

A memorial service at 8 a.m. at the high school monuments, followed by another at 9 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville and another at 9:30 a.m. at the Mettowee Cemetery on North Street. Parade will form and kick off at 10 a.m. on North Street. Route will proceed down North to Main Street, stopping at the World War II clock to place a wreathe. Parade will take a right down Main Street and stop at the bridge, where another wreath will be placed in honor of sailors and soldiers lost at sea. Route will continue to Veteran’s Park where there will be another wreath ceremony, taps and a speaker.

Hartford

Parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Hartford Central School. It proceeds north up Main Street and ends at the town barn. President Abraham Lincoln will recite the Gettysburg Address. New York’s last remaining Civil War Enlistment Center at 55 Main St. will be open to visitors. There will also be a takeout chicken barbecue starting at 1 p.m. at the Hartford Methodist Church, until sold out.

Hudson Falls/Kingsbury

Kingsbury parade forms at 8 a.m. at the Franklin Street parking lot of Hudson Falls High School. Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. and makes its way to the veterans memorial at Moss Street Cemetery for a service. Around 10:10 a.m. there will be a memorial service in Juckett Park at the veterans monument. Hudson Falls parade will form around 10:45 a.m. on Clark, Main, Forrest and North Oak streets. Parade will continue to Union Cemetery, where there will be another ceremony at the veterans monument. Grand marshals are Korean War Veteran Don Keech and World War II Veteran Al Peachman. Following around 12:30 p.m. will be another memorial service at the American Legion Post 547 on Pearl Street, followed by an open house with refreshments.

Indian Lake

Event will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the United Methodist Church on Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake with a memorial prayer and gun salute along with a presentation of a wreath. After, a second memorial ceremony will take place at the firehouse. Around 9:30 a.m., the wreath ceremony will take place in front of the American Legion Hall on Main Street in Indian Lake. The fourth will be held at the new World War I Memorial Park. There will be a dedication of the new park, followed by wreath placing, gun salute and closing prayer. Hamilton County American Legion Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2 p.m. starting on Bennett Road in Indian Lake.

Lake George

Memorial Day event honoring four unknown soldiers of the Battle of Lake George, 1755, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Lake George Battlefield Park, Fort George Road. There will be a musket salute and prayer for soldiers. Event is hosted by the Lake George Battlefield Park (Fort George) Alliance. Also participating will be Fort William Henry, Lake George American Legion Post No. 374 and the Lake George Fire Department. Refreshments will follow, along with a guided historical walk in the park. Park entry fee will be waived until noon.

Lake Luzerne

Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the four corners in Hadley. Route will proceed into Lake Luzerne to Church Street and then continue to the Lake Luzerne Cemetery. There will be a wreath ceremony at the Rockwell Falls Bridge and a second ceremony at the Lake Luzerne Cemetery. The grand marshal will be past American Legion Post No. 862 Commander David Smead. Refreshments will be served after the parade. In the event of rain, a ceremony will be held at noon in the American Legion Post No. 862 hall.

Long Lake

Parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. from the Long Lake Town Hall. The Honor Guard will march to the Long Lake Bridge to commemorate those lost at sea before returning to the Doughboy Monument and Town Hall. Parade will recommence at 9 a.m. and go to the Long Lake Cemetery for a ceremony and speech. The guest speaker is Colonel Clair Gill, commander of the 10th Mountain Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade. Parade will continue on to the Vietnam Memorial at South Hill Road and Deerland Road. In the event of rain, ceremony and speech will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall.

North Creek

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street near the VFW. The Johnsburg Central School Band will also play.

Schuylerville

The American Legion Post No. 278 is sponsoring a parade, stepping off 9 a.m. It will start at the American Legion on Clancy Street and Burgoyne Street. Route will march down Burgoyne Street to Broad Street before crossing the bridge. At Veterans Park, there will be a wreath laying ceremony and taps played.

Stony Creek

Parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Town Hall and will continue to Green Meadows Park.

Warrensburg

A special Navy Memorial Ceremony will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Park on River Street. Parade will follow at 9 a.m. starting at the Warrensburg Firehouse, 18 Elm St.

Wednesday

Corinth

Corinth Parade, sponsored by American Legion Horace D. Washburn Post 533 & Corinth FD, will be held on Wednesday, May 30th. Parade starts at 6 p.m.

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Reporter Gwendolyn Craig can be reached at (518) 742-3238 or gcraig@poststar.com. Follow her on Twitter @gwendolynnn1.

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