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Memorial Day events 2014

The following towns will hold Memorial Day programs, parades and events to remember and honor America’s veterans. All schedules are subject to change, due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events. Contact the individual towns and villages, for more information or to confirm times and locations.

Line-up for the parade begins at the Angola Fire Department grounds at 9:30 a.m. on May 26. The parade begins at 10 a.m., and graveside services will follow at Forest Avenue Cemetery, along with a program including remarks from local Legionnaires and guest speakers, music and readings from the winners of the Americanism essay contest.

The village of Blasdell, along with Amvets Post 897 and the Thomas E. Tehan Post 1449, will host an annual Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 25, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Firemen’s Park, located at 205 Lake Ave. in Blasdell. Assembly for the parade will begin at 1; final destination for the parade will be the library located on Madison Avenue. Local children may join the parade with decorated bicycles, scooters, wagons or by walking. Dog owners interested in participating must have their dogs leashed.

The town of Boston Memorial Day Parade will kick off from Faith United Church, 8651 Boston State Road and proceed to the Boston Town Park at 1 p.m. on May 26. The ceremony will be at the CPL David Finger Memorial Flag Pole at 1:15.

During the ceremony, wreaths will be placed at the Desert Storm and Vietnam markers, while the Boston Town Band plays. After the main ceremony, a program will take place at the Boston Commons, with the placing of wreaths at the World War I, World War II and Korean War markers. The public is asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, call Jennifer Mule’, town clerk, at 941-6113 x0 or email

There will be a color guard and full ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 26 at the Memorial Park. Refreshments will be served.

Memorial Day services will begin at 10 a.m. on May 26, with a rifle salute at Saint Mary’s Cemetery. There will be an invocation by The Rev. Mark Skura of Saint Francis High School.

The parade will assemble at Laing Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. and will begin at 11. It will conclude at the Evergreen Cemetery, where a program will recognize all veterans, along with a musical presentation. The winners of the Americanism essay contest, as well as Boys and Girls State awards will also be presented.

The village of Farnham will hold its annual Memorial Day services on May 26, at 10:30 a.m., The Farnham Fire Department will hold its annual chicken BBQ from noon until sold out.

Hamburg American Legion Post No. 527 will host memorial services at four cemeteries on May 26: Prospect Lawn at 8 a.m.; Saints Peter and Paul at 8:30 a.m.; Hillcrest at 9 a.m. and Patchin at 9:30 a.m.

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., leaving from Union Pleasant Elementary School and continuing on Pleasant Avenue to Buffalo Street, Main Street, Center Street, Union Street and on to Memorial Park, where a program will begin at 11.

The Hamburg Moose Lodge No. 992 will host its annual flag burning at noon.

Lake View
The Lake View Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with the Lake View Community Association, will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance on May 26, starting with the parade at 10:30 a.m. that forms at Saint John Paul II Church and will proceed down Versailles Road to Lakeview Road and ends at Lake View Fire Station No. 1 where the Memorial Day service will take place directly after the parade. Hamburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1419 will lead the memorial service and observation.

There will be the traditional opening day of baseball and softball at the ball fields on Burke Road.

In addition, the Lake View Fire Department will host its annual community day and chicken barbecue by Weidner’s. BBQ dinners will be served by both drive-thru at the fire station or by dining in the firehall. As part of its scheduled events, there will be the waterball competition among the area volunteer fire departments, music, food and beverages available for the public.

North Collins
There will be a parade at 9 a.m. in New Oregon, 10 a.m. in Langford, 11 a.m. in North Collins, as well as the “teen talent triple header” teenager-produced music contest, following the Memorial Day ceremony at the Dr. Joy gazebo.


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2014-05-28 | 07:58:19
lake view
I been going to Lake View memorial day for the past 23 years. This year was Absolutely Terrible!! No waterball which they always have. No Games for the Kids :( not counting the chicken dinner, They only had hot dog to pay thats it!!! and it was over by 7PM. I saw people come in at 6:30 got A LOT of tickets for beverages and they closed at 7. I will Not be going back again and theres about 20 of us that go every year.
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