Memorial Day parades, ceremonies planned
DUTCHESS COUNTY — In remembrance of the men and women who lost their lives in service to this country, local municipalities will honor their sacrifices with parades and ceremonies on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
VFW Post No. 5444 will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Amenia Veterans Memorial Park/Fountain Square, 4958 Route 22.
VFW Post No. 9008 will host a parade at 11 a.m. on Franklin Avenue with a ceremony following at Tribute Garden Park featuring the laying of wreaths on the Village Green and U.S. Air Force Col. Edward M. Soto as guest speaker.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Millbrook High School auditorium.
American Legion Post No. 178 will conduct its traditional morning cemetery repass on Memorial Day by visiting local cemeteries beginning at 6 a.m. from the Post Home. The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. on Century Boulevard, with community and youth organizations invited to join.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed to Main Street before making a short stop at the Webutuck Creek Bridge to remember those lost in the nation’s Naval Services and Merchant Marine. After the parade, participants will proceed to the Irondale Cemetery for a brief service before the annual Memorial Day program in Veterans Park.
American Legion Post No. 426 and VFW Post No. 5519 will host a parade and ceremony at 10:30 a.m. beginning at the firehouse and proceeding to the Town Clock Memorial and Evergreen Cemetery.