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Memorial Day parades planned in six local communities

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY AND BRANDON — Strike up the band, get out your flags and raise a salute for the men and women who served the United States in the military and gave their lives doing so.

This weekend will see Memorial Day parades in six area town.

These festivities serve multiple purposes — they mark the traditional beginning of the summer, set a patriotic mood in the community, and set aside a time where we can remember those who fought and died for his nation.

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Memorial Day flower girl tradition spans generations

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Every year on the last Monday in May, a group of first-grade girls in white dresses clutch bunches of fresh lilacs in their small hands. They walk single file up Center Street from the Brandon Post Office, smiling and waving to their families and friends. They follow the American Legion Color Guard and the Otter Valley and Neshobe School marching bands, and are joined by the Pittsford and Brandon fire department engines. The small parade with a purpose makes its way to the gazebo in Central Park.

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Vermont Guard's Maj. Roy to speak at Bristol ceremony

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Maj. Jacob Roy



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BRISTOL — The guest speaker at this year’s Memorial Day observances in Bristol will be Maj. Jacob Roy, the S3 Operations Officer for the 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th IBCT (MTN), Vermont Army National Guard.

He will deliver his address on the village green on Monday afternoon at the conclusion of a parade that will leave from Mount Abraham Union High School at 1 p.m. and march down West Street to the green.

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Rep. Welch to address Vergennes commemoration

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Addison Indedendent



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VERGENNES  — Congressman Peter Welch will be the principal speaker at the annual Vergennes Memorial Day parade and ceremonies this coming Monday.

The theme to this year’s Memorial Day events is “Honor and Remember.” The parade will begin at Vergennes Union High School at 9 a.m. and end at the City Green around 1 p.m. With Mayor Bill Benton and other local, state and national dignitaries in attendance, as well as Vergennes American Legion Post 14 Commander Paul Paquin, Welch will deliver his address.

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Gallery: Vergennes Memorial Day parade

Posted on May 28, 2014 |
By Trent Campbell



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The Vergennes Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th drew thousands of spectators to the state's smallest city. 


Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

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Decoarated veteran to deliver Memorial Day address in Vergennes

Posted on May 22, 2014 |
By Cookie Steponaitis



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VERGENNES — The keynote speaker at the service following the Vergennes Memorial Day parade will bring a lifetime of experience to the podium on the city green. Michael Wojciechowski, a Purple Heart recipient and highly decorated soldier, served in the Army National Guard for more than a quarter of a century — some of that in the hot spots of Iraq and Afghanistan.

He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and family in Addison, and is a member of American Legion Post 14.

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Vergennes resident to bring Bourbon Street to city Memorial Day parade

Posted on May 22, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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VERGENNES — For the past 20 years, Beth Marr has celebrated Memorial Day with a traditional feast at her house. The menu is standard Cajun fare every year: corn-on-the-cob, sweet onions, Polish sausage and a secret spice potion created by the Vergennes resident herself.

For Marr, who originally comes from Louisiana and learned the recipes from her grandmother, the yearly meal is a tradition that falls around her birthday.

Ten years ago, Marr’s friends surprised her with a Memorial Day float on her 40th.

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Memorial Day parades to honor veterans, kick off the summer

Posted on May 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Bands play as they march past, men wearing fezzes whiz by in peppy little cars and parents let their children scramble into the street for candy tossed to them by strangers — it must be time for Memorial Day parades.

Six Addison County towns will host Memorial Day parades this weekend, and one town — Monkton — will wrap it all up with a solemn observance on Monday evening.

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Salisbury to unveil new soldiers memorial at veterans’ park

Posted on May 23, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Salisbury residents will have an extra reason to honor their local veterans this Memorial Day thanks to a successful effort by the local historical society to install a monument on town-owned land off of Maple Street.

The society, led by Barry Whitney Jr., spent the last seven years raising money to create the first designated veterans’ park for honoring all local servicemen and women who’ve served during every major conflict dating back to the Revolutionary War.

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Six local Memorial Day parades honor those who gave their all

Posted on May 23, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — The last weekend in May is always a big one for anyone who likes to listen to brass bands play, wonder at the precision driving of Shriners in pint-size vehicles, and watch a procession of friends and neighbors march past holding banners and waving. This year should be no exception.

Six Addison County towns will host Memorial Day parades this weekend.

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