Photos: Memories in Red, White, and Blue

The Enterprise — James E. Gardner

Main Street is lined with villagers as Melanie Parkes, with the Altamont Police, rides astride her white steed, Jack, in Altamont’s Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 18.

The Enterprise — James E. Gardner

The day's color is evident, bottom left, in the twirl of Ryhan Hotalings’s skirt; she is 20 months old and came from Delmar to watch her father march with the sheriff’s department.  

The Enterprise — James E. Gardner

The solemn side of Memorial Day is evident in the crisp salute of Terry Reed, bottom right, a retired Navy chief and member of the Boyd Hilton VFW Post.

The Enterprise — James E. Gardner

Carefully folding the American flag before the war memorial in Orsini Park as the crowd looks on with quiet respect are Chief Master Sergeant Mark Schaible, left, and Airman Carl Williams of the 109th Airlift Wing, a unit of the New York Air National Guard stationed in Schenectady. The event was co-hosted by the Boyd Hilton Veterans of Foreign War Post and the Helderberg American Legion Post, which held a get-together afterwards.

The Enterprise — James E. Gardner

Marching smartly in step up Main Street in Sunday’s Memorial Day parade in Altamont, this trio of Girl Scouts portray the seriousness of honoring Americans who have died in military service.

The Enterprise — James E. Gardner

Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s marching band provides spirited music for participants and onlookers along the packed parade route during Sunday’s Memorial Day observance in Altamont.

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