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We remember and salute all of our veterans this holiday weekend.  Here is a list of the parades and events taking place throughout the region today.

Monday, May 28, 2012


New York Mills Memorial Day Parade


Sponsored by Utica Post 229 and the City of Utica, wreath-laying Ceremonies begin at 11:00am at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Oneida Square.  The group then moves, in the following order, to: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Parkway, Purple Heart Park in West Utica, and the All Veterans Memorial at Utica’s Main Post Office on Pitcher Street.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Hastings Parish VFW Memorial Day Service

Ceremonies begin at 12:00noon at Hastings Cemetery on Route 11 in Hastings. Refreshments will be served at VFW Post #8823 on Route 45  following the ceremony.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Note that wreath-laying ceremonies commence at 11:00am.


Utica Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2012


New Hartford Memorial Day Parade and Open House at the New Hartford Fire Department

The parade begins promptly at 7:00 and leaves from the New Hartford Shopping Center, proceeding north on Genesee Street, turning right onto Pearl Street, left on Sanger Avenue, and left onto Oxford Road, ending at the Fire Station.

Also, keep in mind that most offices and stores are closed today.  Here is a partial list:

Banks: Closed.

Grocery Stores: Open but many, including Hannaford and Price Chopper, have limited hours that vary by location.

Libraries: Closed.

Liquor stores: Most are open but with limited hours.

Museums: Most museums have regular hours. For example, The Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute is closed Memorial Day, as it is every Monday, but the Children’s Museum of History, Science, and Technology and Utica is open. The best bet is to check with the museum directly to see if its staff is observing Memorial Day.

Post offices: Closed.

Schools: Closed.

Stores: Open – Many have sales!

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