Submitted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is preparing to again conduct its annual Memorial Day ceremony. This year will mark the return of the Memorial Day parade, thanks to the Memorial Day Remembrance Committee. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, with the ceremony at the conclusion of the parade.
Our guest speaker will be Cmdr. Mark Kuperman, USCG Sector Buffalo – which includes the station at Fort Niagara. The honorary parade marshal will be the Hon. Michael J. Roemer, magistrate judge for the Western District of New York. Honored guests will include Jackie Sutherland and Joy Katib, to assist in the wreath ceremony at the monument.
The ceremony will also include students from Lewiston-Porter Intermediate School singing and signing a patriotic song, and the Boy Scouts from Troop 855 conducting the flag-folding ceremony for us. To close, the Hosilton Rangers will render a salute, and Simon Zawistowski will play taps.
We would like to recognize and thank the following individuals and organizations for their assistance and donations: DiMino’s Lewiston Tops, The Brickyard Brewing Company, Great Lakes Realty Co., Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, Moose Lodge 584 of Lewiston, Brett’s Tent, Hibbard’s Original Frozen Custard, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Niagara County Legislature, Town of Lewiston, Village of Lewiston, Modern Disposal, Hardison Funeral Home Inc., Anything Electric LLC Jason Dimet, Brown & Company, Carmelo’s Restaurant, Hugh Gee, Coppins Service Center, Tim Hortons Lewiston, Boy Scout Troop 824 and Troop 855
A special thank you to Sterling Glass and Nathan Cudzilo, David Lorenzo, Jason Rotella for recalking of the monument, and Joe Kilmer for power-washing the concrete at the monument.