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Memorial Day Weekend Events

Ballston Spa Annual Memorial Day Parade

Saturday, May 27 | 9 a.m.

Come out and honor the memory of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen. The Grand Marshal will be escorted by “Ballston’s Finest” along Doubleday Avenue across from Carousel Village and continue with a pause for a ceremony at the Kayderosseras Creek bridge then continue along Milton Avenue to Front Street where the parade proceeds to the Civil War Monument, turning onto Low Street to Veterans Park. 

Hosted by the Village of Ballston Spa, Henry Cornell American Legion Post #234 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #358, the schedule of events includes the Placing of Wreaths, a rifle salute by the combined veterans’ Honor Guard Rifle Squad, Invocation by Chaplain, Memorial Day address by our Officer Of the Day (OOD), Remarks from Grand Marshal, a reading of the Gettysburg Address by local Scouts of Troop 1, Flag Raising at Veterans Park, TAPS, Closing Benediction, followed by a reception in Wiswall Park.

Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 27 | 11 a.m.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony, accompanied by remarks, keynote speaker, the firing of a military rifle volley, a cannon salute and the playing of Taps.The event is open to the public and will start promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 in the Assembly Area at the cemetery. Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery is located at 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville. 

Memorial Duathlon & 5K

Sunday, May 28 | 8 a.m.

On Sunday, May 28 the Saratoga Lions Club will sponsor their Memorial Duathlon and 5K. The race will begin at 8 a.m. at the Saratoga Casino Hotel. This community event brings families, friends and businesses together for a challenging and fun athletic event while acknowledging our fallen troops and veteran population. All event proceeds enhance the Saratoga Springs Lions Club efforts in helping individuals with sight and hearing disabilities, funding diabetes research and supporting other youth and community initiatives. To register, visit 

Corinth Memorial Day Parade

Tuesday, May 30 | 6 p.m.

The Corinth Memorial Day Parade will start at the corner of 4th and Palmer Ave. The Parade route will exit Palmer Ave and turn on West Mechanic St. and all will end at the Fire Station. There will be a short memorial and wreath laying at both Catholic & Protestant Cemeteries at 12 p.m. followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the bridge on West Mechanic St. These Ceremonies are open to the public. There will also be a ceremony at the bottom of school hill during the parade. People that watched the parade in the past downtown are encouraged to use the school hill. Parade Line up is 5 p.m., step off 6 p.m. Rain Date Wednesday, May 31. 

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