Local Memorial Day observances highlight the weekend ahead


We will always remember.  We will always be proud.  We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. 

   ~ President Ronald Reagan, remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984


My best wishes for a safe, enjoyable and, above all, meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

There are many ceremonies, parades, and other observances taking place across the region to honor our veterans, past and present -- and to pay tribute to the brave men and women protecting and making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms at this very moment.

See the links below for a listing of many of them:



See also in the Star-Gazette, "20 facts about Elmira and U.S. military history" 

View the New York State Senate's online Veterans Hall of Fame and watch a video tribute HERE...