Memorial Day

Altamont held a wreath laying ceremony in honor of fallen soldiers last weekend. This weekend, Memorial Day parades will march through Voorheesville, Berne, and Knox.

The Memorial Day Parade in Berne will have veterans and active-duty military members marching or riding in the parade for the first time this year. One veteran who will be partaking helped bring the parade to fruition during its first year.

Floods caused severe damage in localized areas of Albany and Schoharie counties during the Memorial Day weekend.

Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program administered by the Schoharie-Albany-Schenectady County Farm Service Agency.

The parades through Voorheesville, Berne, and Knox Monday honored the lives of local men who died at war, featuring a large number of surviving veterans to uphold the ceremony.

Memorial Day parades in Voorheesville and the Hilltowns over the holiday weekend brought a spectacle enjoyed by large crowds lining the streets, with music, gun salutes, and rarely seen vehicles.

In the last week, veterans were acknowledged and fallen soldiers were remembered in separate ceremonies in Altamont, for Loyalty Day and the Memorial Day parade.

KNOX — The Knox Youth Council is sponsoring “Community Day” on Monday, May 25, from noon to 2 p.m.  This will follow the Knox Memorial Day parade, which will end at the town hall on Route 156 in the village.
The event will be at the Knox town park, behind Town Hall.

Pat Lightbody, Knox

After a brightly colored parade, residents gathered to hear solemn speeches in the hamlet of Knox on Memorial Day. “We’re here to honor the dead,” Don Champion, an Army veteran and member of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company, said in his introductory remarks during the ceremony.  

The Memorial Day parade through the hamlet of Berne was a loud and vibrant gathering in the street, but quickly turned to the quiet respect of hanging heads and flag raising.

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