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Memorial Day events planned in North Creek region

Veterans march in the 2011 Memorial Day parade in Long Lake.

Veterans march in the 2011 Memorial Day parade in Long Lake. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Following the service, there will be a gathering at the North Creek Volunteer Fire Department, where refreshments will be served.

Indian Lake

The American Legion Parker-Benton Post 1392 will begin its Memorial Day events at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28 in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake with the first of a series of four color guard salutes, according to Frank Casazza, the post’s service officer. They’ll say a prayer, play “Taps,” fire a salute and place a wreath on war monuments in town. The stops, in order, will be:

•the monument near the Methodist Church in Blue Mountain Lake;

•the monument near the Blue Mountain Lake firehouse;

•the monument near the Indian Lake Central School;

•and the monument by the Legion Hall.

The four salutes should last about an hour.

In the afternoon on May 28, the American Legion Parker-Benton Post 1392 will host a Memorial Day parade, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Road, proceeding up Main Street, and ending up at the town hall parking area on Pelon Road.

Long Lake

The Long Lake Memorial Day parade and wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a ceremony at the Long Lake bridge, and the parade will continue down Main Street to the cemetery. The procession will visit all historical monuments with members of the American Legion Post 650 and Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

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