NIAGARA FALLS – The City of Niagara Falls will hold its Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, leaving from the City Market at 18th Street and Pine Avenue and proceeding east to the American Veterans Monument in Hyde Park. As of Thursday, 59 units were scheduled to march in the parade.
A ceremony at the monument, scheduled for 12:30 p.m., will feature a speech by Lt. Col. Mark Onesi of Niagara Falls, who will discuss his experiece of being in the Pentagon when it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Mayor Paul A. Dyster also will speak, and several local musicians and veterans will take part.
In Lockport, the city Memorial Day parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from Veterans Park on East Avenue, and will head along East Avenue and Main Street to City Hall. Before the parade, local veterans will visit nine monuments in the city to lay wreaths between 8 and 11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2535 on Caledonia Street will have an open house at 3 p.m.
In Pendleton, services are set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Monument next to Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd. Boy Scout Troop 47 under Scoutmaster and Town Councilman David Fischer will honor veterans, along with an honor guard from the Wendelville Fire Company under Fire Chief Joel Maerten.