Dryden Veterans Memorial Day Parade

13 May 2014

The Dryden Veterans Memorial Day Committee invites your participation in our Memorial Day Parade and service. The parade will be held in the Village of Dryden, NY on Monday morning, May 26, 2014. The non-competitive parade will form on Highland Drive at 9:30AM, and move out sharply at 10:30AM. The parade will move east on Main Street to the Village Green for our annual service.

Please note the date we will observe Memorial Day with a parade is Monday May 26, 2014. Memorial Day (traditionally May 30) started as an observance of decorating graves throughout villages and towns of those killed in the Civil War in 1866. John A. Logan, the first commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (Union veterans’ organization), decreed May 30th 1868 as a day for remembering the sacrifices of fallen comrades, thereby beginning the celebrations of Memorial Day. Let us all remember and honor the brave Americans that have sacrificed all to preserve our freedoms, liberties, and way of life.

There will be an open house with luncheon for all participants and the community at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home on Route 13 about 12 noon following the service. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Please call Ken, (607-657-2789 or 607-220-6466-cell) or email me at: hayseedmiller@netzero.net with your intentions of participating or not. Leave your group’s name, contact person, address, and phone number. Please include an email address that will save on costs of future mailings. If either of these are impossible for you, please complete and return the enclosed self-addressed card indicating your intentions as soon as possible. If this reaches you in error, I ask that you pass it on to the appropriate person or contact me. Thank you. Any questions, please call Ken Miller before 9:00PM evenings. We hope you can join us to make this a memorable affair. In case of rain, listen to local radio stations for cancellation of the parade. The service will be moved to the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home at 11:00am.

Thank you,
Ken Miller
Parade Chairman