|A number of events are planned for May 28, 2018 to commemorate Memorial Day. Please see below for the events happening around Rochester.
–The town of Webster holds its community-wide Memorial Day service starting at 9:30 with its annual parade, beginning at Spry Middle School and ending at the Webster Rural Cemetary.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio will speak at the service honoring the nation’s servicemen and women.
–The Town of Greece will hold a ceremony at 10am at the Flotilla at Braddock Bay Marina.
That’s followed at 2pm by the Annual Memorial Day Parade. It starts on Janes Road, runs south on Long Pond and ends at Greece Town Hall. A ceremony will follow. Greece Town Supervisor John Auberger says it’s an opportunity to honor the men and women who have made the supreme sacrifices for the liberties we enjoy, and it’s imperative we remember those who are currently in harm’s way.
–The town of Pittsford holds its annual parade, starting at Sutherland High school at 10am. Ceremonies follow at the Pittsford Ceremony.
–The City of Rochester will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade to honor the armed forces and those who have given their lives serving their country. The parade starts at 10:30 at East Ave. and Alexander Street, then marches west onto Main Street, ending at Plymouth Ave and West Main.
–The veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will gather at Ontario Beach Park at 11am. They’ll also march in the parade in the town of Greece. Members of the group say this may be the last year they’ll be in the parade because their ranks are thinning, and most are between 86 and 96 years old.
–The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 20, will conduct their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. The ceremony starts at 1pm.
–The Canandaigua VA Medical Center holds its annual Memorial Day Observance. Ceremonies start at 2pm at 400 Fort Hill Avenue in Canandaigua.