Memorial Day parades

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With clear skies and temperatures in the low 70s in the forecast, Monday promises ideal weather for enjoying a parade. The following events are taking place in our area:


The Arlington Memorial Day Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. The American Legion Family will be entering a parade float this year honoring 100 years of the American Legion serving veterans, local communities and children and youth.


The Bennington American Legion Post 13 will be hosting this year's Memorial Day Parade. The parade will line up at 11 a.m. at the Bennington Town Offices on Main Street, and step off at noon.

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Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

The Village of Hoosick Falls Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m., with groups lining up at 9:15 a.m. Participating bands in this year's parade are the Community Band, Taconic Pipe Band, Hoosick Falls High School Band and The Fiesta Band. The parade will also feature floats, fire trucks, horses and antique cars. The parade will begin in Wood Park, and proceed down Main Street, John Street and Church Street before heading back down Main Street to Wood Park.

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North Bennington

North Bennington's Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 .a.m. Kevin's Sports Pub & Restaurant will be grilling burgers, cheeseburgers and hot or sweet sausages, with outdoor dining available. The North Bennington Fire Department is celebrating 185 years of service. Kevin's will donate a portion of its proceeds Monday to the North Bennington Fire Department.


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The traditional Memorial Day Morning Pancake Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Bullock Building, 7012 Main St. The menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, chocolate chips with local Readsboro maple syrup, includes home fries, sausage coffee, tea juice, and hot chocolate. The breakfast is $12 for adults, $3 for children under 5 and all-you-can-eat for $20.

After the breakfast, there will be a parade and Memorial Day ceremonies at the bandstand. This year, there will be a special remembrance of D-Day, June 6, 1944.


A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall, followed by a parade on West Main Street, in memory of those who have served our country.


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