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Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day in the area will be observed with a number of events and ceremonies.

Waterville’s parade steps off at 9 a.m. near the Waterville firehouse.

It ends at Soldiers and Sailors Monument Park, followed by a ceremony honoring veterans.

Tim Jones of Waterville, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and member of the Waterville Board of Education, is the guest speaker.

Clinton’s events begin at 9:15 a.m. with a parade from College Street to the Village Green.

Wreaths will be laid in the Village Green at veterans monuments.

Immediately after the ceremony a Dedication Ceremony will take place at the Old Burying Ground for the new sign for the cemetery and new tombstone for Revolutionary War veteran Eleazer House.

The dedication will include remarks by local historians and music by Clinton Central School students.

Deansboro’s parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the Deansboro Cemetery.

A ceremony will pay tribute to the fallen.

Events in Oriskany Falls begin at noon with the parade to Douglass Park, followed by a ceremony honoring veterans.

The Johnson-Rogers American Legion Post in Brookfield will lead graveside ceremonies at: Unadilla Forks, 8 a.m.; Leonardsville, 8:30 a.m.; South Brookfield, 9 a.m.; North Brookfield, 9:30 a.m.

Events wrap up with a parade in Brookfield at 10:30 a.m.

The Town of Madison Historical Society and the Madison County Historian’s Office are offering a tour of Madison County’s oldest cemeteries.

The tour will take place, Saturday, May 25.

Tours begin at 10 a.m. and go every half hour until 11:30 a.m.

Admission to the tour is $5 and proceeds will benefit the Historical Society.

Attendees will be introduced to several “residents of the cemetery” including veterans of the American Revolution and Civil War and a local hop buyer.


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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