Plans under way for Memorial Day

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SABATTUS – Preparations are under way for the annual Memorial Day parade that will start at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29. The parade will form at the Legion’s Island Road Post Home at 8:30 a.m. and paraders will depart at 9 a.m. for Main Street, left to Elm Street, Elm to Hemlock Street, left to Green Street and stopping at the downtown monuments.

At 9:30 a.m., memorial services will be conducted featuring opening and closing prayers, several guest speakers, the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, “Taps” and “God Bless America.”

Flowers will be arranged on the monuments by local youth groups. A rifle squad salute will take place in honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice in all the wars. After the ceremony at the monument, the parade will reform and march down Main Street to the Legion Post Home where all parade and ceremony participants are invited for snacks and beverages.

All veterans and the public are invited to participate in the parade. The American Legion Bells and Drum Corps will provide marching music again this year, due to the efforts of Past Post 135 Commander Robert Tanguay. For more information, contact Commander Jack Davin at 375-6591 or the Legion Post at 375-4058.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the primary school auditorium on No Name Pond Road.

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