Malone’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
May 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Malone’s Memorial Day parade and ceremonies will be held Monday, May 29, 2023.
A parade, sponsored by all local veteran organizations, auxiliaries and sons will start at 10:00 AM on Brewster Street adjacent to the Franklin County Court House. The contingent will march down Main Street to Veterans Park, where ceremonies will be held. The parade will then proceed down Elm Street to the American Legion Home Post #219, with a brief stop at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) monument for wreath laying. Parade Marshall will be Lanny Gagnier, Franklin County American Legion Commander. Honorary Parade Marshall will be Gregory B. Paye, American Legion Post #219 and Franklin County American Legion Legionnaire of the Year. Guests this year will include New York State Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, 115th Assembly District.
This year’s parade will include: Local community leaders, Law Enforcement agencies to include New York State Police, Franklin County Sheriff, Malone Village Police, U.S. Border Patrol, bagpiper U.S. Border Patrol Agent (retired) Chris Daniels, U.S. Homeland Security, U.S. Customs/Border Protection, U.S. Customs & Department of Homeland Security Flag Team, American Legion Veterans, AMVETS Veterans, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), New York State Department of Corrections, American Legion Post #219 Auxiliary, AMVETS Post #8 Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), AMVETS Sons, Malone Lodge of Elks #1303, Girl Scout Service Unit #414, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life Boy’s Group, Boy Scouts Troop #8061, Cub Scouts Pack #61, Viking Horde Unit, American Legion Riders, AMVETS Riders and Malone Fire and Rescue Departments.
Ceremonies will be held inside Malone Central School’s St. Joseph’s gymnasium with Post #219’s Past Commander Leon Emond serving as Master of Ceremonies. Pastor Bently McQuinn, Cooks Corners Wesleyan Church will provide the Invocation and Father Fernado Solomon, St. Andre Parish, Malone, NY will provide the Benediction. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Honorary Parade Marshall U.S. Army veteran Gregory B. Paye. Franklin Academy students Ms. Katharyne Bennett will deliver the “Gettysburg Address”, Mr. Dylan Keating will deliver “Logan’s General Orders” and Mr. Donovan Guerin will read “In Flanders Fields”. Mr. Leon Emond will read “Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Ceremony. Vocal’s will be provided by Mrs. Judy Tebeau and Mrs. Lydia Brown. Keynote/guest speaker will be Ogdensburg, NY native Lt. Colonel (retired) Cheryl D. Pike, Registered Nurse.
After the ceremonies, all parade participants are invited to attend a buffet hosted by American Legion Post #219, and a picnic for children, hosted by American Legion Post #219 Sons, and AMVETS Post #8 Sons.