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Remembering and Honoring Memorial Day in Gloversville
Memorial Day is upon us, a day that we honor the country’s military members who died in service.
Take a look at our local cemeteries, such as Prospect Hill Cemetery and Kingsboro Cemetery, and you will see that volunteers have been busy placing flags next to all our veterans’ graves as we prepare for Memorial Day, this year being commemorated on Monday, 29th.
Many also use Memorial Day to say thank you to all those who served and lost their lives in defense of our nation. Gloversville DPW recently installed new flags honoring each of our Armed Forces at Veterans Park, located at Kingsboro Avenue and East State Street, and the Doughboy statue in Estee Park in Downtown Gloversville is has a beautiful patriotic wreath and servers as a reminder of those who served.
Please take time to remember and thank our fellow brave Americans for everything they have done for us. Here are some places and events to visit for honoring our military:
* The American Legion Post 137, located at 200 North Main Street, has displays dedicated to our military and reminds visitors of the sacrifices made by our soldiers. Outside is a marker that explains the post was named after Private Harold Wilmot, a Fulton County native that was thought to be the first casualty of Ward War I.
* Be sure to stroll down Main and Fulton Streets and take in the views of the Hometown Hero Banners. These banners honor Gloversville’s own heroes, who dedicated their lives to fighting for the freedoms we are able to enjoy today. Several of the heroes’ families submitted personal stories about their loved ones and they can be downloaded from website www.downtowngloversville.org/hometownheroprofiles
* The Fulton County Museum opens for the summer season on June 3rd. Be sure to visit as it has a military displace dedicated to our local heroes. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. in June; Thursdays through Sundays noon to 4 p.m. from July 1 through Labor Day; and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. from Labor Day to Columbus Day.
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