Memorial Day observances in Utica began Monday morning with a wreath laying ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Oneida Square.

Utica City Court Judge Ralph Eannace and Utica Fire Chief Russ Brooks placed the wreath at the monument.



Wreath laying ceremonies took place at five other monuments in the city, including the Viet Nam Veteran's Memorial and the POW-MIA Monument on the Parkway and Purple Heart Park in West Utica.