Many of us take the Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season - BBQ's, parties, and generally enjoying the warmer weather with a long weekend. But let us not forget that the entire month of May is deemed National Military Appreciation Month. Here are a few ways around the city to remember and honor those who have served in our armed forces for these freedoms that we have come to expect in our American lives.
2. Honor ParkPhoto courtesy ofHighland Park Neighborhood Association
Where: 900 South Goodman Street (Map) When: Sunday, May 25th, 12:30pm Events:Memorial Day Celebration - "Considered to be the smallest of Rochester’s official parks, Honor Park in the Highland Park Neighborhood will host a short VFW led Memorial Day Celebration on Sunday May 25 at the park (which is on corner of S. Goodman and Linden Streets)."
4. Washington Square Park Where: Washington Square Park (Map) Events: No events are planned in the park, but this historical park (Rochesterville's first town park) is a memorial for civil war heroes. A walk around downtown and through Washington Square Park gives you a real sense of heroism for what our troops did for our country. Washington Square Park Neighborhood
6. Memorial Day ParadeWhere: From East Ave. and Alexander St. to Main St.; west on Main St. to Plymouth When: Monday, May 25th, 10:30-12pm Event Website