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Crown Point to mark Memorial Day

144th annual observance May 27-28

Crown Point will keep tradition alive when it hosts its 144th annual Memorial Day celebration and observance. Events will be held Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28.

Crown Point will keep tradition alive when it hosts its 144th annual Memorial Day celebration and observance. Events will be held Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Crown Point will keep tradition alive when it hosts its 144th annual Memorial Day celebration and observance.

Events will be held Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28.

The theme for this year’s celebration and observance is “Memories.”

“Every year as we begin to consider themes for our event we instinctively go to remembering,” said Jodi Gibbs of the Crown Point Memorial Day committee. “Remember and honor those who have served and are serving our wonderful nation.

“At the same time we recognize that participants in our parade always request a theme, so we try to keep with tradition while slightly altering the terminology,” she continued. “This year our committee decided to use ‘Memories’ to encompass what each of us holds dear — whether you are remembering a lost love one, the original Lake Champlain Bridge or a family member that isn’t able to be home this year to celebrate with you.”

The 2012 Crown Point Memorial Day celebration and observance will begin on Sunday with an ecumenical church service at 11 a.m. in Veterans Park.

At noon the park will open with amusement rides, food, vendors and games.

The North Country Travelers will perform in the park at 5 p.m.

Fireworks will conclude the day at the park at 9 p.m.

Monday’s activities will begin with Crown Point’s traditional cemetery tour. 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.

At noon the park will again open with amusement rides, food, vendors and games.

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.

Following the parade Penelope the Clown will appear in the park.

Loose Connections will perform in the park at 4 p.m.

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