Memorial Day weekend is a time of year when we stop to honor those who served and lost their lives while protecting the nation. From local ceremonies and memorials to community-wide parades, there are a number of ways to celebrate throughout the region. Check out these different events throughout Westchester for the upcoming weekend.
YORKTOWN: The town of Yorktown will be hosting a Memorial Day parade on May 28 starting at 11 a.m. The parade will walk from Yorktown’s Town Hall to John “Jack” DeVito Gazebo located at Albert A. Cappellini Community and Cultural Center. The town will walk in remembrance of loved ones who paid service to the country.
MOUNT VERNON: St. Paul’s Church in Mount Vernon will have a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. on May 27 to honor veterans. This will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery, where many World War II veterans are buried. At 12:30 p.m., musician Robert Cohen will perform songs about World War II with informational historical commentary.
KATONAH: Katonah will be hosting a Memorial Day service at Lasdon Park and Arboretum. You can watch it live on Facebook on May 27 at noon.
NEW ROCHELLE: On May 30, presented by the City of New Rochelle Veterans Advisory Committee, Memorial Plaza will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The city will remember and honor veterans and families.
CHAPPAQUA: Chappaqua will be hosting a Memorial Day parade on May 30 starting at 10:30 a.m. The parade will begin at the Monument Ceremony at Victory Corners (King Street and Bedford Road).
ARDSLEY: The Village of Ardsley invites everyone to join its Memorial Day parade, hosted by the Ardsley American Legion, on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the intersection of Park Ave and Ashford Ave. The Ardsley American Legion will also be hosting a poppy sale in remembrance of WWI at DeCicco & Sons on May 21 at 9 a.m.
DOBBS FERRY: Dobbs Ferry will host a Memorial Day parade on May 30 at 10 a.m. There will first be a memorial service at Dobbs Ferry High School, and the parade will begin on Cedar Street. There will be refreshments for everyone provided by Double Days Restaurant.