Memorial Day is a time to celebrate those who have given their lives for our country. If you’re looking for a great way to honor our heroic veterans, make sure you check out these Memorial Day events throughout Utica.
For those of you looking for a memorial ceremony, there are plenty throughout the community. A special service will be held at 1:30 on Sunday, May 27 in Whitesboro at St. Stanislaus Cemetery on Woods Road, including a wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument. There is also another wreath-laying ceremony on Monday, May 26 that starts at the Soldiers and Sailor Monument on Oneida Square, which then moves to the Vietnam Veterans memorial on Memorial Parkway, the POW-MIA Monument on the Parkeway, the WWI/WWII/Korean War Monument, the Purple Heart Park in West Utica, and the All Veterans Memoria at Utica’s Main Post Office on Pitcher Street.
If you enjoy celebrating our heroes with a parade, you have multiple options to choose from, including the Vernon Center’s parade, which begins at 9 AM on Monday, May 26 in front of the Vernon Center Volunteer Fire Department. There is also a Memorial Day parade in Whitesboro that includes a brick-laying ceremony and memorial service at the Village Green. We’ll be at the New Hartford Memorial Day Parade at 7:00 PM on Monday May 26. You can come see our lineup and join us at the NH Fire Department afterwards for refreshments and a chance to look at the fire trucks!
For more information on the different Memorial Day events Utica has to offer, check out this list of events.