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These Colors Don’t Run!

There are several veterans and active-duty military in our area…many awaiting a family reunion, and some who have lost loved ones to conflict. Let’s take a moment to give respect to our soldiers currently serving, our veterans, and to those who have given their lives to preserve ours. I have a relative currently serving. She was kind enough to share these photos of Normandy – one of many battles where our guardians ran towards peril without hesitation, to protect our nation’s ideals, rights and freedoms. Thank you!
“I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.”
– Benjamin Harrison

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Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II

Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II

At Pointe du Hoc

At Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc is a clifftop location on the Normandy Coast. It is situated between Utah and Omaha, and stands on 100 ft tall cliffs overlooking the sea. Marking the Western end of the Omaha beach sector, it was a point of attack by the United States Army Ranger Assault Group during Operation Overlord in World War II

Pointe du Hoc is a clifftop location on the Normandy Coast. It is situated between Utah and Omaha Beaches, and stands on 100 ft tall cliffs overlooking the sea. Marking the Western end of the Omaha beach sector, it was a point of attack by the United States Army Ranger Assault Group during Operation Overlord in World War II

A cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II

A cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American soldiers who died in Europe during WW II

A tribute to the National Guard Units

A tribute to the National Guard Units

Memorial Day Happenings in the Albany Area:

WHAT: Nassau Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Mon., May 27
INFO: The VFW/Memorial Day Parade Committee of the village of Nassau will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade.
WHAT: Albany Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Mon., May 27
INFO: The Albany Memorial Day Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. starting at Patridge Street and Central Avenue and contining east on Central to Washington Avenue to North Hawk Street. The Reviewing stand will be at the State Education Building on Washington Avenue. The parade will be followed immediately by a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Lafayette Park.
WHAT: Lansingburgh’s 17th Annual Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Mon., May 27
INFO: Scheduled rain or shine at 11 a.m.. The Parade route is from 123rd Street and 5th Avenue, South to 115th Street and 5th Avenue. Turn down 115th Street to 2nd Avenue. North on 2nd Avenue to 121st Street and 2nd Avenue. The Reviewing Stand will be located on the East Side of 2nd Avenue in front of Standard Manufacturing Company.
WHAT: Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Mon., May 27
INFO: The annual Memorial Day parade will kick off at 11:00 a.m. at the Elsmere Fire House. It will proceed down Elsmere Avenue to a right on to Kenwood Avenue to a left on to Adams Place to a right on to Adams Street to a right on to Delaware Avenue and will end with a ceremony at the Bethlehem Veterans Memorial Park.
WHAT: North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Mon., May 27
INFO: Step off at 1:30 p.m. from Dana Ave along Brookside Avenue to Marion Avenue. Down Marion Avenue to West Sand Lake Road, down West Sand Lake Road to Main Avenue, down Main Avenue to the Town Hall where the Memorial Day Ceremonies will take place. After the ceremonies there will be refreshments served at the American Legion on Main Avenue and the Wynantskill Fire Department on Church Street. All are invited to attend.
WHAT: Medway-Grapeville Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Mon., May 27
INFO: The Ravena Fire Department will be participating in a Memorial Day Service, being held in the Medway-Grapeville station at 10:00 a.m.

HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND!

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