2023 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Date and Time
Monday May 29, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Free2023 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Memorial Day Parade. Line up begins at 9:30 am in the Subway parking lot on M-32 (Main
Parade starts at 10:00am. The VFW will be carrying a 20’x30’ American Flag down main
street. All are welcome to help carry the flag and march in the parade.
Memorial Day Ceremony: Approximately 11:00am, in front of the Otsego County War
Memorial on the corner of Main Street and South Court Avenue, immediately following the
parade. The program will include guest speaker U.S. Navy Retired, Senior Chief Ryan Sanderson
and wreath presentations by numerous organizations.
National Moment of Silence: To be observed at 3:00pm. Take the time to pray in silence for all
who have sacrificed much for us.
Fly your American Flag at Half Mast: This is a “National Day of Mourning” and it is traditional to
fly the American flag at half-mast.
Flag Placement: The VFW has placed 1750 American flags on the graves of our Veterans in 12
local cemeteries to acknowledge their sacrifices. Visit a cemetery and say a prayer of
thanks at the grave of a Veteran to pay them respect and honor.
Come and be a part of this special “Day of Remembrance” to honor the memory of our many loved ones
what have put themselves in harm’s way for our freedoms.