Memorial Day is busy in Whitehall

W hitehall will honor its fallen heroes this weekend with a series of events throughout the community.

American Legion Post 83 will conduct traditional Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28, beginning with an outdoor Catholic Mass at Our Lady of Angels cemetery at 8 a.m.

The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Flannery, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church.

In the event of rain, services will be held at Our Lady of Hope church.

A brief memorial service will follow the Mass.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 83 as well as local Girl Scouts and legionnaires placed grave flags at Our Lady of Angels, Green Mountain, and Boardman cemeteries earlier this week.

Patrick Greenough and Kent Nichols decorated cemeteries in Dresden and Putnam, respectively, in occasion of the holiday.

The highlight of the weekend for many, the annual Memorial Day parade, will step off at 10 a.m. from the American Legion and head north on Main Street, before turning west onto Clinton Street and then south onto Broadway.

From there the procession will travel south onto Poultney Street, and then north onto Williams Street, march over the Saunders Street bridge before ultimately culminating at the park on Main Street.

 

Grand marshal

John Putorti, a Navy veteran of the World War II, will serve as this year’s grand marshal.

The parade is expected to end at approximately 11 a.m. at which point Memorial Day ceremonies will take place in Veterans Memorial Riverside Park.

The Memorial Day address will be delivered by retired Army Lt. Col. Michael Rocque, Julie Eagan of the Elks, Mayor Peter Telisky and Supervisor George Armstrong will all speak during the ceremony.

The Whitehall Central School band and will play musical selections and a number of elementary students will participate in the ceremony as well.

Henry F. Gurney, an honorary life member of the American Legion, will read the names of Whitehall’s soldiers lost in the line of duty and Gold Star mother Katherine Aiken will place a wreath atop the Veterans Monument.

The parade and memorial services will be held regardless of the weather.

Post 83 will also take part in the Whitehall Elementary School service today at 10 a.m. and Putnam will host its own Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Legionnaires are needed for all these events and anyone would like to participate is encouraged to contact Post 83’s sergeant at arms, Justin Macura.

There is also a need for vehicles to transport dignitaries during the parade and anyone with a suitable vehicle is encouraged to contact Jim Lafayette at 499-1150, or the Legion at 499-2482.

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