The annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at the American Legion at approximately 10:40a.m. traveling down American Legion Drive onto Main Street, to Eagle St. where it will conclude in
The annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at the American Legion at approximately 10:40a.m. traveling down American Legion Drive onto Main Street, to Eagle St. where it will conclude in a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the corner of Eagle St. and Route 2.
November 11, 2016
Veterans Day Program
North Adams, Massachusetts
Parade will form and start from the American Legion Home, move north on American Legion Drive, east on Main Street, left on Eagle Street to the Veterans Memorial where the ceremony will take place.
Line of March
2>Color Guards: American Legion Post 125
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #996
- American Veterans (AMVETS) Post #100
- !Sons of the American Legion Squadron #125
3> Commanders of Veterans Organizations; Joseph Zustra, VFW; Tom Lussier, American Legion; Michael Chalifoux, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS
4> Michael Hynes, Mayor Richard Alcombright, Bruce Shepley, Joseph Cariddi
5> Any and all veterans who wish to participate
6>Auxiliaries: Cyndi Candiloro, VFW, Gail Nelson, American Legion, Diane Floriani, AMVETS
7> Drury High School Band, Chris Caproni, Director
8> Vehicle transporting veterans’ courtesy McCann School
9> North Adams Ambulance
10> North Adams Fire Department Engine 4
Coffee and doughnuts will be available for participants at 9:30 AM at the American Legion Post Home.
NOTE: ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARKING LOT BY 10:00 AM FOR THE START OF THE PARADE AT 10:40 AM. ALL VETERANS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY ORGANIZATION. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE AMERICAN LEGION.
Master of Ceremonies, VFW Cmdr. Joseph Zustra Jr.
Opening Prayer, American Legion Chaplain Louis Floriani
Pledge of Allegiance:
Selection: STAR SPANGLED BANNER by Drury Band
Placing of the wreath by William Schrade and Louis Floriani
Honorable Mayor Richard Alcombright
Recognition of Active Duty Military Personnel and Commanders/Presidents
Selection: ARMED FORCES SALUTE
Keynote Speaker: Michael Hynes, Col., USA (retired)
Closing Prayer, American Legion Chaplain Louis Floriani
Taps: Brian Christian and Ben LaForest
Thank you to William Schrade Jr. and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125 for the flags given out at today’s ceremony.
City of North Adams