Memorial Day

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:49

    Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Here is a list of services throughout the area: Sunday, May 29 n Monroe The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. The route goes onto Spring St. from Smith Clove Park and makes a left onto Mapes Place. After a presentation at the Monroe Ambulance Building the parade will continue on Carpenter Place to Lake St. through the village. Marchers will then make a left onto Rt. 17M, proceed to Veterans Memorial Park, and then onto the Monroe Cemetery on Rt. 17M opposite Rallye Auto Plaza. n Warwick The Warwick American Legion Post 214 will hold its annual church service at the New Milford Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. The parade will take place Monday, May 30 (see below). n Woodbury The parade will form on Bond St. in Central Valley at 1 p.m. and proceed north on Rt. 32 at 1:30 p.m. The marchers will place wreaths at the monument at Summit Ave. in Central Valley and Victory Park in Highland Mills. The parade will end at the Cemetery of the Highlands at Rt. 32 and Ridge Rd., with ceremonies at the Veterans Monument of the Highlands and the Fireman's Monument of the Highlands at 3 p.m. The route will be closed to traffic from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 30 n Chester The American Legion Post 1167 will hold services at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at the Chester Fire House. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Chester will participate, starting with a walk from the Chester Presbyterian Church to the fire house at 10:45 a.m. n Florida The American Legion Post 1250 of Florida will conduct services with a mass at St. Joseph's Cemetery on Union Corners Road, followed by a service at the adjacent Jewish Cemetery. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from the village hall, turning around at Rt. 94 and proceeding back through the village with a stop at the Florida Veterans Memorial for a wreath placement. The parade will then proceed to the Florida Cemetery on Bridge St. for final services. n Goshen Goshen's annual parade will start from the Orange County Government Center on Main St. in the Village of Goshen at 11 a.m. It will wind up at Harriman Square, where local veterans groups will preside over ceremonies, with speeches by local clergy and government officials. Free hot dogs and soda will be served at the Masonic Temple afterward. n Harriman Village ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. with an outdoor service at St. Anastasia Church on Rt. 17M. An Americal Legion honor guard will then place a wreath on the grave of Lawrence E. Mulligan, who was killed in action in World War II. Honor guards of participating veterans organizations and Harriman Engine Company No. 1 will then proceed to the Veterans Memorial in the Harriman Village Square for ceremonies at 11 a.m. Veterans will then proceed to the VFW memorial on River Rd. for a service. n Tuxedo Services begin at 10 a.m. at the police station in Southfields for a presentation of wreaths at the War Memorial. The parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at the school grounds, followed by a presentation at the War Memorial on Rt. 17, then an invocation at St. Mary's in Tuxedo Park. n Warwick Warwick's parade will form at 10 a.m. at Village Hall on Main St. then proceed down Main, up Oakland to the Warwick cemetery, where services will be held by American Legion Post 214 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 4662. The parade will then proceed down Forester Ave. to the Firemen's Monument. In case of rain, services will be held at Park Avenue School gym.