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Memorial Day closings, events

May 24, 2015 7:05 pm
The Daily Freeman reports on the following closed or altered services for Monday, Memorial Day.
Amtrak: Sunday schedule.
Banks: Closed.
County offices: Closed.
Columbia County Solid Waste: Closed Monday.
Federal offices: Closed.
Financial markets: Closed.
Greene County Transit: No service.
Mail delivery: None.
Metro-North: Sunday schedule.
Schools: Closed.
State offices: Closed.
Trailways: Holiday schedule.

Memorial Day Events (Mon., May 25)

7 a.m.: Ghent VFW Post 5933 members are to meet at the Post, followed by a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. at the Spencertown monuments with Chatham Post 42 American Legion. At 8:30 a.m. members will line up on Maple Ave. and intersecting streets in the Ghent development for the parade. Following the ceremonies in Ghent, units will proceed to Chatham to participate in that parade and ceremonies, sponsored by Chatham Post 42, American Legion.

9 a.m.: The Athens Memorial Day Parade begins at the Little League fields and proceeds to the triangle for a service, then continue at the American Legion Hall on Second St. following the parade. Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the program.

9 a.m.: The American Legion Post 252 of Philmont will begin Memorial Day services with a veterans’ breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Vanderbilt House. All veterans are welcome to attend. Following the breakfast, the parade will line up at 8:30 a.m. at the old American Legion building and step off at 9 a.m. Marchers will parade down Main St., ending at Memorial Park on Main St.

9 a.m.: The annual Memorial Day Parade in West Kill will line up at 9 a.m., at the Community Hall on Spruceton Rd. After the opening ceremony, the parade will proceed to two West Kill cemeteries and then return to the West Kill Fire Station for ice cream provided by the Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Children are invited to decorate their bikes for the parade.

10 a.m.: The Greenville Memorial Day parade will step off at 10 a.m., and conclude with an observance saluting America’s war dead.

10:15 a.m.: The Hudson Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Seventh St. Park Veterans Monument with the call to assembly and the laying of the wreath. Flags are to be flown at half-staff until noon. Seventh Street will be closed from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The parade will process from Seventh St., down Warren and across Fourth St. to the Court House Park where Memorial Day services will be held. Warren Street will be closed from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. East and West Court streets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.: The village of Hunter will hold its commemoration at 10:30 a.m. at the war memorial located at Hunter Elementary School.

10:45 a.m.: The Chatham Memorial Day parade will line up at 10:45 a.m. at the American Legion on Woodbridge Ave. and step off at 11 a.m., then proceed over Woodbridge Ave., up Kinderhook St. to Central Square, and down Main St. to the gazebo adjacent to the veterans memorial at Main St. and Park Row. U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson will be the keynote speaker. Following the service and remarks, the parade will continue down Hudson Ave. to Hoffman St. and back to the post.

11 a.m.: Cairo Memorial Day Parade at Angelo Canna Park, the Cairo town park, just behind Main St. The parade processes from town hall to the park. The annual event is sponsored by American Legion Mohican Post #983. Refreshments will be served.

11 a.m.: In Copake, the parade will step off at 11:00 a.m. and make its way from Mountain View Rd. to Farm Rd. and then down Main St. The parade will pause at the clock to place a wreath on the War Memorial. There will be a prayer, rifle volley and the playing of Taps. The parade will then continue to the VFW on Co. Route 7A where there will be a brief ceremony. The public is also welcome to join Post 7955 of the VFW earlier in the morning, as the Post conducts Memorial Day Sunrise Services at cemeteries and war memorials throughout the Roe Jan area. The veterans will gather at the Copake Town Hall at 5:45 a.m., and at 6 a.m. will set off to 12 war memorials and cemeteries in the towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale.

11 a.m.: The town of Kinderhook’s Memorial Day Parade will move out on Catskill View Dr., up Route 9, and stop at the Village Square. Following a short memorial service, the Kinderhook Fire Department will provide hot dogs and refreshments on the Kinderhook Bank lawn. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. on Berkshire Dr.

12:30 p.m.: The Prattsville Memorial Day parade will be held at 1 p.m., sponsored by the American Legion Virgil E. Post Unit #1327. Lineup takes place at 12:30 p.m., on Maple Lane, near the site of the old American Legion post.

1 p.m.: The Coxsackie Memorial Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m., marching down Mansion St. to Lafayette to McQuade Park. The VFW and American Legion will say a few words at the World War II monument, the Coxsackie Cemetery and the World War I monument. The parade will then continue to the front of the Coxsackie Village Building for a brief program.

4 p.m.: Memorial Day Parade along Catskill Main Street with a ceremony at Court House.
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