Veterans share war experiences

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."

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.

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.

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