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28may9:30 am10:30 amMemorial Day Parade9:30AM | Startst at American Legion9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Event Details

May 28, 2018

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

Downtown
9:30 AM
Free
All parade participants are requested to be at the American Legion by 9am. The parade starts at 9:30am. Coffee and donuts will be served at the American Legion beginning at 8:30am. Parade to marthc down American Legion Dr. to Main St., up Main to Eagle St., 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.

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; Michael Chalifoux, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS
  2. Michael Zieba , Keynote Speaker; Mayor Thomas Bernard; Ryan Michael Herold, Gettysburg Address; William Schrade; Bruce Shepley, Parade Coordinator; Mark Sprague, Memorial Day Committee Chairman; Bonnie Folino-Whitney, 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. Trolley for transporting veterans, etc. Courtesy Charles H McCann Technical High School
  10. North Adams Fire Department Engine #4
  11. North Adams Ambulance Service

 

PROGRAM  

 

Master of Ceremonies; Cmdr. Dennis St. Pierre, American Legion Post 125

Opening Prayer; Past Cmdr. William Schrade, American Legion Post 125

Pledge to the Flag; Boy Scout Troop 88

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; Michael Chalifoux, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS; Bonnie Folino-Whitney, VFW Auxiliary President; Gail Nelson, Legion Auxiliary 125 President

Keynote Speaker; MSgt. Michael Zieba, Section Chief, Det. 1A Co. Recruiting & Retention BN,

MAARNG, Westover Air Reserve Base

Selection; Drury Band: LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH

Gettysburg Address; Ryan Michael Herold, son of Helen Romano, 98 Summer Street, North

Adams and Kevin Mathayus, Grade 8 student at Drury High School, and the

Recipient of the George Angeli Award

Presentation of the George Angeli Award; North Adams Police Department

Closing Prayer; Louis Floriani, American Legion Post 125 Chaplain

Placing of the Wreath; Joseph Zustra Jr & Steven Roy

Sounding of Taps; Ben LaForest and Corey Callander

 

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 Rick Harrington 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

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