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Memorial Day listing of events

There will be several Memorial Day observances throughout the Southtowns on Monday, including the annual Memorial Day parade in the Village of Hamburg.
Towns and Villages throughout The Sun’s coverage area will be holding a number of Memorial Day events on Monday, May 27. Here is a listing of those events:

Angola — On Monday, May 27 the Evans Township Post No. 5798 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Newcomb-Long Post No. 928 of the American Legion will hold their annual Memorial Day Parade and Service in the Village of Angola.

The line up for the parade will be at the Angola Fire Hall grounds on 41 Commercial St. at 9:30 a.m. The parade will start at 10 a.m. The parade will continue to Forest Avenue Cemetery for the services, then back into the village.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, decorated bikes, firefighters, all organizations and all veterans from all wars are invited to joint the parade and service. All the Gold Star mothers are cordially invited to attend.

Boston — The Town of Boston Memorial Day Committee has announced that the Memorial Day Parade will kick off from Faith United Church, 8651 Boston State Road and proceed to the Boston Town Park Monday May 27 at 1 p.m.

The ceremony will be at the Cpl. David Finger Memorial Flag Pole behind Town Hall at 1:15 p.m. During the ceremony wreaths will be placed at the Desert Storm and Vietnam markers along with numerous pieces played by the Boston Town Band.

After the main ceremony, a small program will take place at the Boston Commons with the placing of wreaths at the World War 1, World War II and Korean War markers.

The Boston Color Guard consists of members from Boston Emergency Squad, Boston Fire Company, North Boston Fire Company, Patchin Fire Company, VFW Post No. 2556 and the Boston Town Board.

The public is encouraged to attend. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. For questions, call Jennifer Mule, town clerk at 941-6113 x0 or email

Brant — A Memorial Day Service will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, May 27 at the Brant Memorial Park, at the corner of Brant Farnham/Brant Angola roads, with the Veteran’s Honor Guard.

Eden — Memorial Day Services will begin at 10 a.m on Monday, May 27 with a salute by the rifle squad at St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Eden. There will be an invocation by Fr. Mark Skura of St. Francis High School. St. Mary’s Roll Call will be done by Joanne Franz.

For the Memorial Day Parade, everyone is to meet at the Laing Funeral Home parking lot on West Church Street at 10:30 a.m.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. The parade will conclude at the Evergreen Cemetery, where there will a program to honor all veterans, along with a musical salute to the Armed Forces by the Eden Junior-Senior High School Band, directed by Sara Roberts.

The winners of the Americanism Essays will be presented along with the Boys State and Girls State Awards.

There will be a roll call of the veteran dead, Andrew Rackiecki will sing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Kassaundra Funch will sing “America the Beautiful” which will be followed by the benediction with Pastor James Reidling of St. John’s U.C.C. Community Church.

Following a rifle salute by the American Legion Post 880 Rifle Squad, led by Bob Franz, taps will be played by buglers Richard Krouse and Henry Ohmit.

The program will conclude with the National Anthem “Star Spangled Banner,” sung by Kaitlin Schnaufer.

In case of inclement weather, the services will be held in the Newell Faulkner Post 880 American Legion Hall at 11 a.m.

Farnham — Memorial Day services will be held on Monday, May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Farnham Fire Hall, 526 Commercial St., with the Lake Shore Middle School Band performing.

A chicken barbecue to benefit the Farnham Volunteer Fire Company will begin at noon.

Hamburg – Hamburg American Legion Post No. 527 will be having memorial services at four local cemeteries on Monday, May 27 as follows: Prospect Lawn at 8 a.m.; SS. 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. on Monday, May 27, leaving from the Union Pleasant Elementary School starting on Pleasant Avenue to Buffalo Street, to Main Street, to Center Street, to Union Street and then to Memorial Park. The program will start at about 11 a.m. and should last for an hour.

The Hamburg Moose Lodge No. 992, 45 Church St. will hold their 23rd annual Memorial Day Flag Burning Ceremony at noon on Monday, May 27.

Anyone who has an old or tattered American flag that they wish to dispose of, please drop it off at the Moose Lodge.

An official flag burning ceremony is the only proper way to dispose of an American flag.

The Hamburg Moose Lodge has had congressional approval to perform this official ceremony since Feb. 20, 1990.

Herbert Shero VFW Post 517, Church Street, will hold a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 27. The names of the deceased members of Post 517 will be read at a memorial at the site and then those in attendance are invited to a reception inside the building.

Lake View — The Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 27 with the line up at 10 a.m. at the SouthTowns Catholic School. The parade will set off at 10:30 a.m. down Versailles Road to Lakeview Road to Burke Road and end at the Lake View Fire Hall.

There will be a chicken dinner/refreshments and games by the firemen on the fire hall grounds and baseball games at the Burke Road playground.

North Collins — Memorial Day services will be on Monday, May 27 in the Village of North Collins with the Memorial Day Parade beginning at 11 a.m. at North Collins High School on School Street. It will proceed along Main Street and end at the American Legion.

There will be additional Memorial Day observations at New Oregon at 9 a.m. and Langford at 10 a.m.

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