Memorial Day weekend: Mohawk Valley parades and services honoring fallen military

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While some may be traveling this holiday weekend, local events to honor the lives of military members lost will be held throughout the Mohawk Valley.

Here are some of the local parades and memorials being held this Memorial Day weekend:

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Utica Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying

  • When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 30

  • Where: St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System, 2209 Genesee St.

Utica's Memorial Day parade begins in front of the St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley, continuing north on Genesee Street to Memorial Parkway before ending at the Parkway Recreation Center.

Following the parade, American Legion Post 229 will hold its annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Soldiers & Sailors monument at Oneida Square, the Oneida County Vietnam Monument, the POW/MIA Monument, the Spanish American Monument, World War I/World War II/Korean War Monument, Utica’s Purple Heart Monument, the Honoring All Veterans Monument and the Gold Star Mothers Monument at the Utica Post Office at 100 Pitcher St.

Centro Bus will provide transportation. For more information, contact Utica Center for Development executive director Vincent Scalise at 315-765-0975.

Parade participants walk down Genesee Street during the May 2018 Memorial Day parade in Utica. The parade will return this year at 10 a.m. May 30.
Parade participants walk down Genesee Street during the May 2018 Memorial Day parade in Utica. The parade will return this year at 10 a.m. May 30.

Holland Patent

Holland Patent American Legion Memorial Day Parade

  • When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 30

  • Where: Holland Patent Middle School, 9601 Main St., Holland Patent

After being canceled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Legion Post 161's Memorial Day Parade will return this year, with special guest Vice Admiral Ron Boxall joining the parade and following services.

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday at Holland Patent Middle School, before ending at Legion hall at 9550 Depot St. in Holland Patent.

Anyone who'd like to participate can call the American Legion Post at 315-865-992.

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Here are some other local Memorial Day parades, services and other events in the Mohawk Valley:

New York Mills Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service

  • When: 10:15 a.m. (service) and 11 a.m. (parade) Monday, May 30

  • Where: Fireman's Monument, New York Mills Fire Department, 1 Maple St., New York Mills (service); Elm Street, New York Mills (parade)

Remsen VFW Memorial Day Service and Ceremony

  • When: 9 a.m. (Forestport service), 10 a.m. (Hinckley service) and 11 a.m. (Remsen ceremony) Monday, May 30

  • Where: Memorial Park, Woodhull Road and Division Street, Forestport (Forestport service), Hinckley (Hinckley service), Veterans Memorial Park at Remsen Town Park, 10565 Steuben St., Remsen (Remsen ceremony)

Whitestown Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

  • When: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30

  • Where: Main Street, Whitesboro

Little Falls Memorial Day Service

  • When: 11 a.m. Monday, May 30

  • Where: Ward Square, Eastern Park, East Main Street, Little Falls

Lowville Memorial Day Parade and Military Honors

  • When: 11 a.m. Monday, May 30

  • Where: Ford Garage, 7468 S. State St., Lowville

Oneida Memorial Day Parade

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 27

  • Where: Main Street, Oneida

Sherrill American Legion Post 230 Memorial Day Parade

  • When: 8:45 a.m. Monday, May 30

  • Where: Sherrill Community Activity Center, 139 E. Hamilton Ave., Sherrill

H. Rose Schneider covers public safety, breaking and trending news for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Rose at

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