ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Memorial Day may be a few days away, but several places across the Captial Region are starting their celebrations.
According to AAA, they predict that of the more than 37 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home this weekend; roughly 33 million of them will be traveling by car.
They also believe Memorial Day weekend will see the most travelers compared to previous years. Drivers can also expect to pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years.
- The wounded warrior project will kick off the ‘Memorial Day 100’ event with a fundraiser aiming to honor local veterans on Friday. The weekend long event will also feature a 115 mile relay marathon on Saturday that starts in Albany at 7 a.m. and finishes in Orange County.
- Congressman Paul Tonko will speak at the Albany Post Office Memorial Day service at the General Mail Facility in Albany at 10 a.m.
- Calling hours for two recently passed World War II veterans in Schuylerville. That is happening from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Gates Avenue.
- Niskayuna High School will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony bringing generations together again to remember the lives of three Niskayuna High School graduates killed in Vietnam and to honor local veterans and graduates for their service to country. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the flagpole near the West Entrance (Balltown Road) to the High School. It is open to all members of the Niskayuna school community and the general public.
- The Albany Marine Corps League will place over 10,000 flags on veteran’s gravesites at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Washington County will also be participating in statewide STOP DWI Memorial Day crackdown from Friday until Tuesday.