Memorial Day events around the area

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:43

    Pike County Saturday, May 27 Matamoras A dedication of granite stone from the Washington D.C. Mall World War II Memorial will be held at Veterans Memorial Park at Airport Park at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 28 Milford A Memorial Day program to honor the memory of Army Lt. Louis Allen will be held at the administration building, Gold Key Lake, off Log Tavern Road at 3 p.m. The public is welcome. Monday, May 29 Memorial Day parade starts at 10:40 a.m. Proceeds from Fifth and West Ann streets, east on West Hartford Street, north on Broad Street to Veterans’ Park opposite the Pike County Administration Building where ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. A separate Veterans of Foreign Wars gravesite ceremony will be held at Milford Cemetery. The Marine Corps League, American Legion and Vietnam Veterans ceremonies will be held at Milford Beach where a wreath will be tossed into the Delaware River. New Jersey Monday, May 29 Hamburg The Hamburg Fire Department and American Legion will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at the North Hardyston Cemetery at 9:15 a.m. At 9:45 a.m. they will hold a service at the monument in front of the municipal building in Hamburg. For more information, call 973-827-5577. Newton The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5360 will be holding a Memorial Day service at the county park at 10 a.m. For more information, call 973-383-7169. Ogdensgurg The American Legion will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at St. Thomas of Aquin Church at 8 a.m.. For more information, call 973-827-3190. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a ceremony at Ogdensberg Memorial Park at 9:15 a.m. Vernon The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Memorial Day parade. The line up is at 8 a.m. at the Dairy Queen on Route 94. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, where a ceremony will be held. Sparta Memorial Day parade starts at East Shore Trail at 10 a.m., proceeds through the plaza, and stops at Ungerman Field by the library. There will be a ceremony at Ungerman Field at 11 a.m. West Milford The West Milford Veterans’ Council will hold its 62nd Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, Union Valley Road. The West Milford High School Band will play from 10-10:30 a.m. Prayers and speeches by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Vietnam Veterans of America will be from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Immediately after the ceremony, the parade will form in front of town hall along the drive into Recreation Field. The parade will follow the usual route via Union Valley Road, Marshall Hill Road and Lincoln Avenue to the American Legion Post. New York Pine Island Memorial Day parade sponsored by the Polish Legion of American Veterans. Participants line up at the Legion Hall at 7:30 a.m. and march to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Pine Island. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and ends at the cemetery. A mass by Pastor Joachim Olendzk will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at 8 a.m. Florida Memorial Day services by the American Legion Post 1250. A mass at St. Joseph’s cemetery on Union Corners Road will begin at noon, followed by a service at the adjacent Jewish cemetery. At 2 p.m. a parade will begin in the Village of Florida starting at the village hall. The parade will end at the Florida cemetery on Bridge Street, where the final services will be conducted. For more information, call 651-7713. Goshen Memorial Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Erie Street. An additional 20 World War II veterans from the Valley View Residential Facility will be joining in the parade. Observances will be held by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp 124. The observances will include morning services at Unionville Cemetery. The evening program will begin at 7 p.m. at the grave of Capt. William Jackson of Company K at Hamptonburgh Cemetery, located off the Sarah Wells Trail in Hamptonburgh. A traditional observance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 124th Monument to the War Dead in Goshen. For more information, call 845-294-0924 or visit Greenwood Lake The American Legion on New Monroe Road will hold a Memorial Day service at 2 p.m. Harriman Village of Harriman Memorial Day ceremonies. Traditional worship service at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church on Route 17M in Harriman at 10 a.m. Honor guards of participating veterans’ organizations and Harriman Engine Company #1 will proceed to the veterans’ memorial in the village square for ceremonies at 11 a.m. At the conclusion, they will proceed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial on River Road for a memorial service. After the service there will be a picnic in the Grover Cornelius Pavilion in the Village of Harriman Park. Compiled by Lindsey Siegriest