Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States designated for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It is observed annually on the last Monday of May, this year on May 29.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
Local Memorial Day activities include:
Sunday, May 28
Middletown Springs, 3 p.m. Commemoration on the Town Green
Monday, May 29
Stockbridge, 8 a.m. Parade and commemoration on the commons
Pittsfield, 9 a.m. Parade and commemoration at the cemetery
Brandon, 10 a.m. Parade around Central Park
West Rutland, 10 a.m. Parade starting at Westway Mall
Woodstock, 10:30 a.m. Parade starts from the Village Green
Rutland City, 11 a.m. Service at West St. Cemetery
Rochester, 11 a.m. Parade around park, to monument on the park
Chittenden, 11:45 a.m. Tribute at the Honor Roll
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 12 p.m. Memorial tribute
Pittsford, 12:30 p.m. Parade starts on the village green