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American Legion announces Memorial Day Celebrations in Le Roy

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Press Release:

The following is the schedule of events and activities being conducted this Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 by Botts-Fiorito Post #576, American Legion:

7 a.m. -  Placement of flags on Main Street (Commander and small work detail)

7:30 a.m. - Memorial ceremony for deceased veterans at St. Francis Cemetery (Color Guard only participates with the Knights of Columbus at Mass).

8 a.m. - Memorial ceremony for deceased veterans at Machpelah Cemetery (Color Guard and Firing Squad)

8:45 a.m. - Firing Squad join the Color Guard at St. Francis Cemetery for Ceremony at Veteran's Monument in Cemetery.

9:45 a.m. - Form up at the American Legion parking lot for Annual Memorial Parade.

10:30 a.m. - Parade "Steps off"

11 a.m. - Memorial Day program at the Trigon Park Memorial

  • Introduction and Welcome by Commander David A. Rumsey
  • Invocation by Post Chaplain Gary Bassett
  • National Anthem sung by Mrs. Mary Brady
  • Introduction of the 2023 “Poppy Girl”- Ms. Quincey Williams
  • Speaker: Rev. Jim Ruddy, Pastor Living Waters Church
  • Reading of list of deceased veterans who have passed away in the past year with the placement of Memorial flag for each veteran.
  • Playing of "Taps" followed by Firing Squad volley
  • Benediction and closing by Post Chaplain Gary Bassett
  • Singing of “God Bless America” led by Mary Brady and the combined LeRoy High School bands.

11:45 a.m. - DISMISS

Hot dogs (Zweigles) and soft drinks free to all after Parade at the Legion Post Home, 53 West Main St., Le Roy, immediately following the parade.

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