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Communities to celebrate Memorial Day

Fri, May 27th 2016 10:05 am

Ceremonies and celebrations will be held throughout local communities in honor of Memorial Day this long weekend. Listed below are events scheduled for the Town of Niagara, the Town of Wheatfield and the City of North Tonawanda.

North Tonawanda

Saturday, May 28: The North Tonawanda History Museum will offer the public reduced admission of $3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day. Active military members receive free admission and veterans receive benefits all year long due to the museum's promise toward the Blue Star Museum initiative.

Sunday, May 29: United Veterans' Council of the Tonawandas will host a Memorial Day service at noon at the Renaissance Bridge where the mayors of the cities of North Tonawanda and Tonawanda will speak. A parade will be held at 2 p.m. beginning at Payne Avenue and Taber Drive and continuing on to Brauer Park by its WWII memorial.


Monday, May 30: American Legion Post No.1451 will host a Memorial Day service and gathering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wheatfield Highway Department garage at 6860 Ward Road. Following the service, the public is invited to have chowder and hot dogs at the legion at 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn. 

Town of Niagara

Monday, May 30: The Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Town of Niagara at the Witmer Road Cemetery. Color guard will be provided by the Conrad Kania Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Boy Scout Troop 841 will conduct the flag ceremony, and the Lions/Lioness will present a memorial wreath. The guest speaker will be Town of Niagara Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso. Pastor Ron Maines of the Forestview Church of God will offer opening and closing prayers.

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