Hague to observe Memorial Day

HAGUE - News correspondent Bob Woodruff will speak during Memorial Day ceremonies in Hague.

Woodruff, whose family vacations in the community, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the town park Saturday, May 29.

The annual Hague Memorial Day observance will also include the traditional parade at 2 p.m., "Funfest" activities in the park 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Hague Fire Department chicken barbecue 4-8 p.m. at the fire house.

"Funfest" will feature exotic animals 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Adirondack Save-A-Stray program 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a yo-yo competition at 10:45 a.m.; demonstrations by the Champlain Valley K-9 Search and Rescue Team at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.; and the Cambridge band in concert at 12:30 p.m.

Throughout the day there will be music with radio personality Steve Pelkey as well as vendors, games and concessions.

The parade will feature six marching bands, clowns, classic cars and more with prizes for the most outstanding in each group.

Memorial Day activities are sponsored by the Hague Senior Citizens Club.

Woodruff joined ABC News in 1996 and has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world for the network. He was named co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight in December 2005.

Jan. 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq.

Just 13 months after being wounded in Iraq, Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, "To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports." The hour-long, prime-time documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury, his recovery and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries.

In February 2007, Woodruff and his wife Lee co-wrote a best selling memoir In an Instant, chronicling his injuries in Iraq and how their family persevered through a time of intense trauma and uncertainty.

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