56th Hilltowns Memorial Day Parade
The 56th Hilltowns Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the Helderberg Kiwanis, is both a celebration and a memorial event commemorating those who have been lost during military service to our country. This year's theme is “Honor and Sacrifice.”
Participants will include Berne-Knox-Westerlo's marching band, Parade-themed floats, military and classic vehicles, horses, fire and emergency vehicles and marching groups.
The parade begins at 10:00 am and proceeds westward through the village of Berne, NY (12023) on Route 443. Participants convene at the memorial garden and flag pole in front of the BKW elementary school for the laying of a wreath, color guard ceremony, Taps and benediction. The ceremony is followed by awards for parade participants. In addition, local historical societies will have on display their collections honoring local veterans with pictures and memorabilia. All are welcome to join this family-friendly, free, community event.