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The Holyoke Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 26th.

The day begins with refreshments at the War Memorial at 9:00 am; immediately following at 9:30, a group of veterans and guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel Max Bowers will place a wreath in a ceremony at the JFK memorial.

At 10:30 am, the parade will begin marching at Appleton and Chestnut St. and proceed on Appleton to High St., continuing down High St. to place a wreath at the Korean War Plaza, then onto Lyman St. placing wreaths at the Kosciuszko and Gold Star Mothers Monument; turning left onto Maple St. to the Veterans Park where the program will commence.

Participants in the parade and wreath laying ceremonies will include members from all Veterans Posts in the city and their Color Guards; the Holyoke Police Dept. and Auxiliary Police Dept. Color Guards; City Coouncil; Cib Scouts of America, and the Holyoke High School Marching Band.

Master of Ceremonies will be Jim Hoar and the opening and closing prayers will be offered by Ralph LeFebvre, Chaplin of the United Veterans of Holyoke.

Guest speaker Bowers (Retired) Special Forces, United States Army, had an honorable discharge and a distinguished career with many years of service to our nation.

Posted on May 22, 2014 by