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.
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.
Members of the Ticonderoga Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the American Legion and Boy Scouts will place flags in community cemeteries Monday, May 30.
They will begin at 8 a.m. at the South Ti Cemetery on the Hague Road.
Local organizations to observe Memorial Day
TICONDEROGA - On Monday, May 30 the following organizations in full uniform will participate in Flag raising ceremonies at local cemeteries: The American Legion Post 224, Sons of the Legion, Essex County Leathernecks, V.F.W. Post 146 and Boy Scout Troop 72. The group will honor our nation's dead by saying prayers, raising the flag and by playing Taps. The ceremony is fairly short but very impressive. Participants will cover nine different cemeteries, beginning at the Valley View in South Ticonderoga. At 8:30 a.m, they will travel to St. Mary's on Alexandria Avenue. Next is Mount Hope at 9 a.m., on to four at Street. Road, possibly Chilson, the Boy Scout Monument, all before 11 a.m. Lastly, the American Legion Monument, at exactly 11:11, the day and hour of the signing of WW1 armistice. The public is welcome to help celebrate this solemn tribute to the country's war dead.