Locals to pause and remember Monday

Saranac Lake's Memorial Day parade is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day at the Veterans Memorial Club on Broadway. The parade will proceed to Riverside Park for a Memorial Day service that will include guest speakers and a service.

Following the service, refreshments and food will be served at the Vets' Club.


The Westport Memorial Day ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 30, starting at 9 a.m. on the Library lawn.

Joe Provoncha will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Westport Central School band. The Boy Scouts will present the colors, and there will be wreath-laying ceremony conducted by members of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.

Lake Placid

The American Legion Post 326 will hold its annual flag-raising ceremony on Memorial Day, May 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Home in Lake Placid.

There will also be a short ceremony along with the flag raising.

Crown Point

Crown Point will host its 143rd annual Memorial Day observance May 29 and 30, looking back while planning for the future.

The theme for the two-day event is "Remember When," according to Jodi Gibbs of the town Memorial Day committee.

"'Remember When' is meant to take the individual on a historic tour of our town, historical landmarks and sites," she said.

Activities are scheduled to get under way Sunday at 11 a.m. with an ecumenical church service at the band stand in Veterans Park.

At noon the park will open for a day of rides, games and vendors.

Fireworks will conclude the day at dusk at the Crown Point State Historic Site.

Monday - Memorial Day - will begin with the traditional Solemn Tour of Crown Point cemeteries and historic sites.

The tour will begin at Sacred Heart Cemetery at 9 a.m., followed by the Congregational Church at 9:15, the Ironville Cemetery at 9:45, the White Church Cemetery at 10:15, Fairview Cemetery at 10:45, the Putnam Creek Bridge at 11 a.m., Forestdale Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. and the Veterans Monument in the town park at noon.

Crown Point's annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Ferry Road and proceed north on Main Street, ending at Veterans Park.

At 3 p.m. there will be band demonstrations and an awards ceremony.

- Compiled by Keith Lobdell and Fred Herbst

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