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Memorial Day Parade | 9:30 AM | Downtown

May 29, 2017
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Participants are asked to meet at the American Legion at 9AM. Parade starts at 9:30 AM from the American Legion and will conclude at the Veterans Honor Roll for the Ceremony.

May 29, 2017
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS

LINE OF MARCH

1. Police Cruiser
2. Color Guards: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 996
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 54
American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 100
American Legion Post 125
3. Parade Marshals; Joseph Zustra Jr, VFW; Dennis St. Pierre, American Legion; Michael
Chalifoux, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS
4. Jodie Pajak, Keynote Speaker; Mayor Richard Alcombright; Megan Gamache-Nehring, , Gettysburg Address; William Schrade; Bruce Shepley, Parade Coordinator; Mark Sprague, Memorial Day Committee Chairman; Cindy Dix-Candiloro, VFW Auxiliary President; Gail Nelson, Legion Auxiliary 125 President
5. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125
6. Members of the VFW, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans, AMVETS and any and all veterans who wish to participate. You do not have to belong to any veteranís organization.
7. Members of VFW, American Legion and AMVETS Auxiliaries
8. Drury High School Band; Chris Caproni, Director
9. Girl Scouts & Brownies
10. Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
11. Trolley for transporting veterans, etc. Courtesy Charles H McCann Voc/Tech High School
12. North Adams Fire Department Engine #4
13. North Adams Ambulance Service

PROGRAM

Master of Ceremonies; Comdr. Dennis St. Pierre, American Legion Post 125
Opening Prayer; Past Cmdr. William Schrade, American Legion Post 125
Pledge to the Flag;
STAR SPANGLED BANNER; Drury High School Band
Mayor Richard Alcombright
Introduction of Parade Marshals & Non-speaking dignitaries; Joseph Zustra Jr, VFW; Dennis St. Pierre,
American Legion; Michael Chalifoux, VVA; Louis Floriani, AMVETS; Cindy Dix-Candiloro, VFW
Auxiliary President; Gail Nelson, Legion Auxiliary 125 President
Keynote Speaker; Jodie Pajak, Vice Cmdr, Dept. of Mass American Legion
Selection; Drury Band: LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH
Gettysburg Address; Megan Gamache-Nehring , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Bellows and Ms Phyllis Gamache, Grade 8 student at Drury High School, and the recipient of the George Angeli Award.
Presentation of the George Angeli Award; North Adams Police Department
Closing Prayer; Louis Floriani, American Legion Post 125 Chaplain
Firing Squad
Sounding of Taps; Brian Christian and Ben LaForest

NOTE: ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION BY 9:00 AM AS THE PARADE STARTING TIME IS 9:30 AM. COFFEE AND DONUTS WILL BE SERVED AT THE AMERICAN LEGION BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM. PARADE TO MARCH DOWN AMERICAN LEGION DRIVE TO MAIN STREET, UP MAIN STREET TO EAGLE STREET AND ENDING AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL WHERE THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, CEREMONIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. LISTEN TO WMNB/WNAW FOR ANY CHANGES.

Thank you to William Schrade Jr. and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 125 for the flags given out at todayís ceremony



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