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May 25, 2013

Memorial Day happenings on tap

Tonawanda News — Memorial Day weekend festivities will kick of on Sunday and Monday respectively in the Twin Cities and the Town of Tonawanda. 

George Harvey, chairperson for the Twin Cities parade, said the public processions held each year to honor fallen veterans of war are usually well attended. 

“They line the streets up pretty well,” he said. “Everybody loves a parade.” 

 Sunday in the Twin Cities: 

6 a.m.:  Firing squad, Renaissance Bridge. 

Noon: Veterans’ memorial service, Renaissance Bridge. 

2 p.m.: Twin Cities Memorial Day Parade, Starts at Broad and Main streets, City of Tonawanda, proceeds down Main Street to the Tonawanda City Cemetery. 

3 p.m.: Hotdogs for paradegoers and participants, America Legion Stephen Sikora Post 1322, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.  

Monday in the Town: 

8 a.m.: Failing Cemetery, Delaware Road at Willowbreeze Road. 

8:15 a.m.: Kenney Field, veteran’s monument, Colvin Boulevard at Brighton Road. 

8:30 a.m.: Vietnam Memorial, Brighton Road entrance at flagpole. 

8:45 a.m.: V.F.W. Monument, Elm Lawn Cemetery. 

9 a.m.: Field of Honor, Elm Lawn Cemetery. 

9:15 a.m.: World War II Monument, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

9:30 a.m.: Brounshilde Post 205, 3354 Delaware Ave. 

11:00 a.m.: Memorial Day Parade, Delaware Avenue south of Sheridan Drive to Lincoln Boulevard. 

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