Memorial Day 2017: Capital Region events

(NEWS10) – Municipalities around the Capital Region will be holding ceremonies and parades for the Memorial Day holiday.

Memorial Day is held on the last Monday during the month of May. It commemorates the men and women who have died during military service for the United States.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29.



Monday, May 29, 2017 – 10:00 AM

The Albany Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10am on Central Avenue between Partridge Street and the NYS Education Building. This event is hosted by the Tri-county Council of Vietnam Era Veterans.



The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, May 29, stepping off at 11 a.m. from the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post No.1040, who is once again organizing. The parade will follow the usual route from in front of the American Legion on West Poplar Drive to the Bethlehem Memorial Park on Delaware Avenue. There have been no changes to the route this year.

The parade will kick off on West Poplar Drive, and will proceed down Elsmere Avenue to a right on to Kenwood Avenue to a left on to Adams Place to a right on to Adams Street to a right on to Delaware Avenue and will end at the Bethlehem Veterans Memorial Park where there will be a flag raising ceremony, prayer service, Taps and the playing of the National Anthem.



A Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Colonie Veterans Memorial in The Crossings of Colonie.

The Town of Colonie Veterans Memorial Committee will be sponsoring the Memorial Day Ceremony to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country. Town of Colonie Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman James Haas will lead the ceremony joined by Town Supervisor Paula A. Mahan.

The Town of Colonie Veterans Memorial was unveiled on August 25, 2009 and serves to honor the men and women from the Town of Colonie, both living and deceased, who served in the armed forces.



Join the Village of Lake George and the Lake George American Legion Post #374 for the 2017 Lake George Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 27th, 2017.

This year, the parade will begin on Westbrook Road at 11:30am and then travel down Canada Street in the heart of Lake George Village.

For more information, contact the Lake george American Legion at (518) 409-7113.



Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 29th, 1:30pm.

Step off at Town Hall, Veteran’s Ceremony at the conclusion of Parade, free community barbecue to follow.



The City of Pittsfield’s annual Memorial Day Procession will begin at 9 a.m. Monday May 29.

For those participating, the lineup will take place from 8:30- 8:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets and will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street at 9 a.m. The group will proceed to North Street, and head north to Wahconah Street and then to Pittsfield Cemetery. The procession will feature the Berkshire Veterans Coalition, members of the Pittsfield City Council, high school marching bands, Boy and Girl Scout troops, color guards, honor guards, local students, and a host of volunteers.

Please note that in case of inclement weather, the exercises will begin at 10 a.m. at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St. Stay tuned to local radio stations and PCTV for information pertaining to weather-related updates.

“Memorial Day is an important day in America, and especially here in Pittsfield. It’s a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country,” said Jim Clark, the city’s Director of Veteran Services.

A ceremony will follow at 9:45 a.m. at Pittsfield Cemetery, with Mayor Linda Tyer providing opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker Lou Robesch, Commander, Marine Corps League Detachment 137. The event will include a reading of the names of the nearly 150 Pittsfield veterans who passed away over the last year.



Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 1:00 PM

The ceremonies begin at 1:00 pm and the Parade will step off at 2:00 pm. The Parade will begin at The Doane Stuart School at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Forbes Avenue across from the Beverwyck Cemetery. The Parade will end at Rensselaer City Hall on the corner of Third Avenue and Washington Street.



The City of Saratoga Springs Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Thursday night, May 25th from 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Broadway (line up starts on North Broadway/Rock St)
Time: 6pm-7:30pm  (parade starts at 6:30pm – line up starts at 6pm on North Broadway)

Street Closures:
– Broadway (Van Dam St to Circular St) closed to all traffic during parade  – streets intersecting with Broadway will be closed one block prior to Broadway

– Lane reduction on CV Whitney Memorial Highway (Arterial southbound approaching Broadway) – traffic will be diverted to VanDam St during parade



Ceremony: May 29 at 11:00 a.m. (Flag Pole)



Location: Visitor Center
Time:10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information: Free

Musket firing demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as other living history activities which showcase aspects of American soldier and follower life during the Revolutionary War. At 11:00am and 3:00pm, park staff and volunteers from the public will be invited to read the names of Connecticut men who died in the Battles of Saratoga, battles which marked the “most important battle fought in the world during the last 1,000 years.”



Our 17th Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27th.

The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine. The parade route is from 123rd Street and 5th Avenue, South to 115th Street and 5th Avenue. Turn down 115th Street to 2nd Avenue. North on 2nd Avenue to 121st Street and 2nd Avenue. The Reviewing Stand will be located on the East Side of 2nd Avenue in front of Standard Manufacturing Company.

The City’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, 29, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The parade kicks off at Watervliet HIgh School and ends at Veteran’s Park.

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