CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. New Castle's annual Memorial Day parade will take center stage Monday as hundreds line up to make their way through downtown Chappaqua.
Ceremonies before the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Victory Corners Monument at the intersection of King Street and Bedford Road. The ceremony will feature a clergyman, parade marshals, town board members, veterans and a bugler. The parade will "Eyes Left" as it passes the monument.
The parade will then assemble in Ridgewood Terrace and begin marching at 11 a.m. The honor guard, marshals, clergy, town board, school board and library board members will assemble with World War II, Korean War, Iraq-Afghanistan veterans and seniors on Ridgewood Terrace between Bedford Road and Elm Street.
Chappaqua and Millwood fire companies will assemble with their commissioners on Salem Road, entering through Hollow Oak Road and Brook Lane.
No motor vehicles other than participating units and residents will be permitted on Elm Street or Ridgewood Terrace during the assembly period. Parents of band members, soccer team members and scouts are requested to drop off participants at the intersection of Route 120 and Elm Street between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m.
The parade will proceed along Route 117 to King Street and will "Eyes Left" as it passes the monument and then down King Street and South Greeley Avenue to the Memorial Circle at the Chappaqua Train Station. Fire company motor units will break out at Woodburn. The Green will be occupied by parade marshals and military veterans James McAuley and Robert Breen.
Line of March
1. Town of New Castle police escort 2. Color Guard Vietnam Veterans of America 3. Parade marshals 4. Town of New Castle board, justices, officials and clergy 5. Chappaqua school board and library board 6. Parade of historic flags, veterans from Bronx, VA 7. The Kerry Pipers 8. World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq-Afghanistan veterans, New York Guard, Gold Star Mothers and military vehicles. 9. Fifth New York Regiment - Revolutionary War Squad 10. Town of New Castle senior citizens 11. Horace Greeley High School band 12. Robert E. Bell Middle School oral historians 13. Color Guard of Chappaqua Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts 14. Chappaqua Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisy Troops 15. Robert E. Bell Middle School band 16. Chappaqua Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts 17. Community organizations 18. Chappaqua elementary schools band 19. Eastern Conference Assistance Dogs, with trainers 20. American Youth Soccer Organization 21. Chappaqua Pre-School Parents Association 22. Seven Bridges Middle School band 23. Town of New Castle fire commissioners 24. Chappaqua and Millwood fire companies 25. Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps 26. Town of New Castle police escort
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