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Monday is Memorial Day, here’s some things we can do to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Fly your U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon on Monday.  Fly the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act). Take the time on Monday, by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes or by visiting memorials.

Participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3pm pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.  There are many parades being held on Memorial Day.

Here are some of them:

City of Binghamton

The Broome County Veterans Parade Committee and the City of Binghamton are holding their annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 2pm. The parade will step off from the American Legion Post 80 on Main Street.

Town of Binghamton

The annual Memorial Day Parade will kick off Monday at 10 am at the Hawleyton Fire Station and will proceed to the cemetery.

Endicott

The Memorial Day Parade steps off from Washington Avenue at 10:30am with services at the Veteran’s Memorial Park at 11am.

Oxford

The Memorial Day parade will step off from the Oxford American Legion Post # 376 on South Washington Avenue at 9:30am.

Owego

The Owego Memorial Day parade will step off at 10:30am from the Owego Police Station on Temple Street and then go from North to Main to Page to Front to the Tioga County Veterans Memorial on the south lawn of the Tioga County Courthouse.

The Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Johnson City

Johnson City will host a Memorial Day parade, led by the Frank A Johnson American Legion post 758. The parade starts at 10am at Your Home Library and will travel down Main Street and end at the Veterans gazebo which is located at Main and Arch Streets.

Go here to see where a parade may be happening in your area.

Remember

Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have. Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have.

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