Memorial Day observances will be held this weekend in Hague, Crown Point and Ticonderoga


Hague will mark Memorial Day on Saturday, May 28.

Throughout the day FunFest will be held in the town park. It'll begin at 10 a.m. and feature DJ Steve Pelkey, Silver Bay craft demonstrations, Fort Ticonderoga re-enactors, a Rotary raffle, a Hague Historical Society display, the Adirondack Crafters white elephant sale, demonstrations by the Champlain Valley K-9 Search & Rescue Team, an exhibit by Up Yonda Farm, food concessions and children's games and face painting.

There will be a presentation by All About Critters of Ticonderoga at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a performance by Sylvia and Her Magic Trunk at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and a concert by the Cambridge Band at noon.

The "Memorial Game" will be played all day to raise money in support of the annual observance and Alex's Lemonade Stand, an nationwide campaign, will sell drinks to raise money for children with cancer.

The traditional Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the Hague Community Center on Route 8. It will proceed to the town park.

The parade will feature 90 units, including four marching bands, the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps, floats, clowns and classic cars. Highlighting the parade will be the Marine Corps Leathernecks honor guard and a portable memorial honoring Hague veterans from all wars and local firefighters. As the parade progresses, names of hague veterans will be read aloud.

Dan Belden, retiring town supervisor, will serve as parade grand marshal.

Ray Tolar, a World War II veteran from Ticonderoga, will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day service to honor veterans will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the town park.

Following Tolar's remarks there will be several dedications, the playing of "Taps," closing prayer and the community will be asked to join in singing "America the Beautiful."

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