BATAVIA — Genesee County will go ahead with its annual Memorial Day schedule of ceremonies next Monday, but the public may not attend them, the county Veterans Service Agency said today.
All ceremonies will include full military honors: wreath laying, rifle salute and playing of “Taps.”
Monday’s schedule is as follows:
• 7 a.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Genesee County Park, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 193;
• 8 a.m., Williams Park (Batavia) W.W.I Memorial. This memorial honors the 35 Batavians who gave their lives in WORLD WAR 1;
• 8:30 a.m., Batavia VAMC, at the main flagpole, sponsored by the Western New York VAMC;
• 8:45 a.m., (approximately) at the New York State Veterans Home, at the main flagpole, sponsored by the New York State Veterans Home;
• 9:30 a.m., veterans plot on Harvester Avenue, which honors all war dead of all wars in Elmwood and St. Joseph’s Cemeteries;
• 10 a.m., Upton Monument, which honors the dead of the Civil War, and all wars since; and
• 10:30 a.m., UMMC Jerome Center, the site of the Genesee County War Memorial, honoring all war dead from Genesee County. The names of county veterans who have died since the previous Memorial Day will be read and a flag placed to honor each of them.
Memorial services will be carried out by Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post -332; Hansen Brothers Marine Corps League Detachment -951; Veness-Strollo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post -1602; Disabled
American Veterans Chapter -166; and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter -193.