2017-05-24 / Front Page

Memorial Day Parades Scheduled

This Memorial Day weekend, take the time to remember the men and women who gave their lives fighting for our country at one of the following ceremonies or parades:


The annual Memorial Day parade in Andes will step off from the parking lot of the Allison Oil building (former town hall and court) at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday, May 29. The parade will be led by members of James D. Calhoun American Legion Post 200 and other veterans, and feature the Andes Central School band. The parade will pause at Bohlmann Park for a memorial service and continue to the Andes Cemetery where the band will play, students will recite “In Flanders Fields” and Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Andes Central School building. The United Presbyterian Church will hold its annual chicken barbecue starting at 11 a.m.

Bloomville, South Kortright and Hobart

The Hobart, South Kortright, Bloomville Memorial Day parades will be held on Monday, May 29. The Bloomville parade will start at 9 a.m. and end with a memorial program at the Bloomville Cemetery. The South Kortright parade will start at 10 a.m. and march down County Route 18. The Hobart parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the community center on Cornell Avenue and conclude with a memorial program in the park at the rear of the community center.


The town’s Memorial Day Parade will be Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. The parade begins at Beaver Spring Lake Campground and ends at the Davenport Cemetery behind Charlotte Valley Central School.

Delhi, Bovina and Meridale

The Donald W. Gleason American Legion Post 190 Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion will conduct services at the Bovina Cemetery on Sunday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

On Monday, Memorial Day, the groups will conduct a service at the veterans monument next to the Meridale Community Church at 9 a.m., in Delhi’s Woodland Cemetery, with the Delhi Fire Department, at 10 a.m., and on the Courthouse Square in Delhi at 11 a.m.

Following the 11 a.m. service on the Courthouse Square, a parade will proceed down Second Street, across Franklin and up Main Street to Legion Post 190 on Page Avenue. Scout troops, fire departments/ emergency responders, community/ civic organizations, classic car owners, and others are welcome and encouraged to participate in this heritage parade. The day’s observances will conclude at the Post home, with a flag raising ceremony. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 607-746-3036.


The Memorial Day parade will start at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Deposit Fire Station on Second Street. The parade will stop at the monument on Monument Street for a ceremony after which the parade will proceed to the bridge over the Delaware River and end at the Revolutionary Cemetery on Laurel Bank Avenue.


The James S. Moore Post 167, Downsville, will host its annual Memorial Day parade Monday, May 29. Parade lineup begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Downsville Central School parking lot. It will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed along Route 30, turning right onto Route 206 to Paige Cemetery for a ceremony and guest speaker. Following the ceremony all will proceed to the Legion hall. Dedication of Honor Pavers for veterans at the flag pole at the Legion hall, followed by float judging and light refreshments. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the Downsville Central School’s gymnasium.

Fleischmanns, Margaretville

Memorial Day services to honor the veterans of the Fleischmanns and Margaretville areas will be celebrated May 29, with American Legion Post 216 coordinating the activities in both villages. The parade in Fleischmanns will form in front of the fire hall on Main Street at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start. The parade will proceed to the Skene Memorial Library where there will be a wreath-laying ceremony, the mayor will speak and the Margaretville Central School Band will perform.

The Margaretville parade will line up at 10:30 a.m. for an 11 a.m. start at the Margaretville Central School. The parade will march up Main Street to the memorial in front of the American Legion Hall, where the Margaretville Central School Band will perform. Refreshments will follow. In case of inclement weather, services will be held inside Margaretville Central School at 11 a.m.


On Monday, Ouleout Valley American Legion Post 1689 will coordinate and lead the Memorial Day services in Franklin. The parade will commence at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post on Main Street and move up Main Street to the Ouleout Valley Cemetery. Bus service, provided by Franklin Central School, for anyone needing it will be available to and from the cemetery, with pick up anywhere on Main Street. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the parade will proceed down Main Street to the American Legion.

Grand Gorge, Roxbury

The Ralph S. Ives Jr. Post 1785 Roxbury and the Earl B. Dudley Post 686 Grand Gorge invite everyone to Memorial Day parades Monday, May 29. The Grand Gorge parade will start at 9:30 a.m. The parade route begins on Route 23, marches east to the square, then marches on Route 30 north to the cemetery for a ceremony.

The Roxbury Memorial Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. just north of Roxbury on Route 30 and continues to the town square for a memorial service at the monument. The parade will feature fire trucks, volunteer drum corps, scouts of every age and the Roxbury Central School Marching Band. For more information, call Martin Finch at 607-326-7107.


Monday, May 29, American Legion Post 289 will hold services at the East Branch cemetery at 9 a.m. and another service at 11 a.m. in front of Hancock High School, along with the Hancock High School band.


The Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29. Following the parade there will be a ceremony at the Firemen’s/Veterans Memorial Park in front of the firehouse on Old Route 17. Refreshments will be available.


The Memorial Day parade will be held Friday, May 26, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Central School. The parade will proceed to the Evergreen Cemetery for a ceremony.

Livingston Manor

Memorial Day parade and service will be Monday, May 29. Lineup at Livingston Manor Central School back parking lot at 9:30 a.m.; parade begins at 10 a.m. Hosted by the Livingston Manor Fire Department, co-sponsored by the Livingston Manor Community. Parade will be followed by a ceremony at the Livingston Manor Firehouse. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.


The Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29. Following the parade there will be a ceremony at the Firemen’s/Veterans Memorial Park in front of the firehouse on Old Route 17. Refreshments will be available.

Sidney, Sidney Center and Masonville

The Corp. Ralph H. Arrandale VFW Post #8540 will host Memorial Day parades in Sidney, Sidney Center and Masonville on Monday. Sidney American Legion Post 183 along with the VFW will start the parade at 8:30 a.m. from the Moose Club Parking Lot to the old part of the Sidney Cemetery and place a wreath. From there the parade will go to Main Street to the bridge over the Susquehanna river for a ceremony and to put a wreath in the river. The parade will then continue to the library for a service and place another wreath. The parade ends at the Great American parking lot. The Legion Post will conduct services at the Sidney Center Baptist Church grounds on Main Street at 10:30 a.m., then move to the cemetery for another ceremony. The Masonville parade begins at noon at the town hall, 1890 State Highway 206 and will march up 206 to the Masonville Federated Church at the intersection of State Routes 206 and 8 for speakers and a ceremony, turn around and return to the town shed. There will be a chicken barbecue at the church following the parade.


The Stamford Memorial Day parade will be Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. It will start at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church, march up Main Street and proceed to the Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main Street where a Memorial service will take place.


The Memorial Day parade will start at 9 a.m. Monday led by the Ouleout Valley American Legion Post 1689, Franklin, followed by the marching band of Delaware Academy and Central School and several community groups. The parade will begin on Church Street behind the A. L. Kellogg building and will march to Croton Cemetery where the veterans’ wreath will be presented.


The 150th Community Memorial Services in Walton will be celebrated Monday, May 29. The parade will start at the bus garage on Delaware Street at 10 a.m. and will go from Delaware Street to Bridge Street, stopping at the World War II monument at the old Armory on Stockton Avenue to lay a wreath. The parade will then march to the Walton cemetery where a service will be held at the Civil War Monument at 10:30 a.m. At the monument the auxiliary will lay a wreath and children are invited to lay flowers at the monument. The Pledge of Allegiance will be said and the Gettysburg Address recited. The ceremony will move to the new veterans’ memorial where a wreath will be laid, “In Flanders Fields” will be read and Taps and the Star Spangled Banner performed at 10:45 a.m. The parade will continue to Park Street and the Veterans Club. All area veterans are encouraged to march, even if they are not affiliated with a veterans’ organization. Additionally, parade organizers extend a special invitation to all school children and their parents. Creative patriotic costumes are encouraged to be worn by participants and children should bring flowers to toss into the river or to be placed at the base of the war memorial in the cemetery. After the ceremonies and parade, there will be a free lunch for the veterans who participate in the parade at the Veterans Club on Prospect Street.

Thank you to Charles Piper, director of the Delaware County Veterans Service Agency, for compiling the information for this publication.

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