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Riverdale Cemetery to hold annual Memorial Day observance Saturday


Mon, May 23rd 2016 09:35 am

Riverdale Cemetery will honor and memorialize veterans of the U.S. military at a ceremony to be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28.

Lt. Col. Steven Hefferon of the 107th Comptroller Flight at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and Lewiston Town Supervisor Steve Broderick will be the guest speakers. 

Presenting the colors and ceremonial rifle squad will be members of Conrad F. Kania Detachment of the Marine Corps League.  Lewiston-Porter High School students will render musical selections and a history of Memorial Day. A memorial wreath will be presented by the family of the late Robert D. Wilson, a Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.  Prayers will be offered for the souls of all deceased U.S. military veterans.

Established in 1896 and situated along the Niagara River between Niagara Falls and Lewiston, Riverdale Cemetery is the site of three sections of interred veterans dating from the Civil War to the present.

Saturday's ceremony is open to the public.  For additional information, contact Andrea at 716-285-4968.

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