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27may9:30 am10:30 amMemorial Day Parade and Ceremony9:30 AM9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Event Details

May 27, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS

 

LINE OF MARCH    

 

  1. Police Cruiser
  2. Color Guards: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 996

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 54

American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 100

American Legion Post 125

  1. Parade Marshals; Joseph Zustra Jr, VFW; Dennis St. Pierre, American Legion; Edward Denault, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS
  2. Steve Roy , Keynote Speaker; Mayor Thomas Bernard; Pastor Dave Anderson; Carly Pontier, Gettysburg Address; William Schrade; Bruce Shepley, Parade Coordinator; Mark Sprague, Memorial Day Committee Chairman; Matthew Spencer, VFW Auxiliary President; Gail Nelson, Legion Auxiliary 125 President
  3. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125
  4. Members of the VFW, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans, AMVETS and any and all veterans who wish to participate. You do not have to belong to any veteran’s organization.
  5. Members of VFW, American Legion and AMVETS Auxiliaries
  6. Drury High School Band; Chris Caproni, Director
  7. Girl Scouts & Brownies
  8. Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
  9. North Adams Fire Department Engine
  10. Northern Berkshire Ambulance Service

 

PROGRAM  

Master of Ceremonies; Sr. Vice Cmdr. Mitchell Keil, American Legion Post 125

Opening Prayer; Pastor Dave Anderson, First Baptist Church

Pledge to the Flag;

STAR SPANGLED BANNER; Drury High School Band

Mayor Thomas Bernard

Introduction of Parade Marshals & Non-speaking dignitaries; Joseph Zustra Jr, VFW; Dennis St. Pierre, American Legion; Edward Denault, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS; Matthew Spencer, VFW Auxiliary President; Gail Nelson, Legion Auxiliary 125 President

Keynote Speaker; Steve Roy, Veterans Service Officer, City of North Adams

Selection; Drury Band: LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH

Gettysburg Address; Carly Pontier, daughter of Michael Pontier and Catherine Felix, 16 Hermon Ave, North Adams, Grade 8 student at Drury High School, and the  Recipient of the George Angeli Award

Presentation of the George Angeli Award; SGT Preston Kelly, North Adams Police Department

Placing of the Wreath; Dennis St Pierre and Mark Sprague

Closing Prayer; Pastor Dave Anderson, First Baptist Church

Sounding of Taps; Corey Callander and Mackenzie Dobbert

NOTE: ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION BY 9:00 AM AS THE PARADE STARTING TIME IS 9:30 AM. COFFEE AND DONUTS WILL BE SERVED AT THE AMERICAN LEGION BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM. PARADE TO MARCH DOWN AMERICAN LEGION DRIVE TO MAIN STREET, UP MAIN STREET TO EAGLE STREET AND ENDING AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL WHERE THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, CEREMONIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. LISTEN TO WMNB/WNAW FOR ANY CHANGES.

Thank you to Joe Poplaski and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125 for the flags given out at today’s ceremony

Time

(Monday) 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location

Begins at American Legion and concludes at Veterans Memorial Park

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