Valley News area Memorial Day services set

Saranac Lake Memorial Day parade.

Saranac Lake Memorial Day parade. Photo by Andy Flynn.

Tupper Lake

In Tupper Lake, the annual service will be at 11 a.m. May 28 at the veterans memorial on Park Street, followed by a reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Dan McClelland, publisher of the Tupper Lake Free Press, will be the guest speaker.

Lake Placid

American Legion Post 326 will mark Memorial Day with a series of events throughout the community, including a parade down Main Street and a complimentary lunch open to the public at the Legion Post (located at 316 Main Street, across the street from Stewart’s).

The American Legion will raise and lower flags to honor deceased veterans.

At 9:35 a.m., a flag will be lowered to honor David Hunter and one will be raised to honor Lynn Wilson at the Adirondack Community Church.

At 9:55 a.m., a flag will be lowered to honor Charles Smith and one will be raised to honor George “Mickey” Blair at the Adirondack Medical Center.

At 10:10 a.m., a flag will be lowered lowered to honor Leo Jewtraw and one will beraised to honor Leon Strack at Uihlein Living Center.

At the American Legion Post after the parade, flags will be lowered to honor James Von Dell, Carl Thompson and Raymond Preston, and raised to honor James St. Louis, Robert K. Edgley and Alexander Vitvitski.


Westport Ladies Auxillary and members of the American Legion will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28 on the front lawn of the library. Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m.

Town Supervisor Dan Connell will act as Master of Ceremonies, the Boy Scout Troup will carry the colors and band members from Westport Central School will perform the music for the event.

The event’s speaker will be Jim Davis.

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