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Memorial Day parades and observances: May 25, 2015

Here is the list of South Berkshire Memorial Day observances, parades and community picnics.

Ashley Falls

Parade starts at 8 a.m. at the village green and will proceed to the cemetery on Clayton Road where there will be concluding services

Egremont

Parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at the South Egremont firehouse and will proceed to the memorial monument in the town square, where concluding services will be held.

Great Barrington

Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the Cottage Street bridge and will proceed down Main Street to Town Hall, where concluding services will be held.

Housatonic

Parade starts at 9 a.m. at the firehouse and will proceed to Saint Bridget’s Cemetery, where concluding services will be held.

Lee

Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Joe’s Diner and will proceed down Main Street to Friendly’s and then to Fairmount Cemetery where concluding services will be held. 

Lenox

Parade starts at noon at the Church on the Hill and will proceed down Main Street to the Curtis Hotel monument, where there will be a service. The parade will then continue to Saint Ann’s Cemetery for a concluding service. Dr. Robert Coakley, retired educator in the Pittsfield Public Schools and father of an Iraq war veteran, will speak. Veterans who wish to participate in the Lenox parade should meet at the Church on the Hill by 11:45 a.m.

Lenoxdale

Parade starts at 8 a.m. at the veterans’ memorial on Walker Street and will proceed to St. Vincent de Paul Parish for mass. At 8:30, the parade will continue from the church through the village to Veterans Park where concluding services will be held.

Monterey

Parade starts at 1 p.m. at the Monterey United Church of Christ and will proceed down Sandisfield Road to Main Road and then to the firehouse for concluding services and a cookout.

New Marlborough

Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the New Marlborough Central School and will proceed down Mill River-Great Barrington Road to the library where there will be a concluding service.

Sheffield

Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Dewey Hall on Main Street and will proceed to Barnard Park where there will be concluding services.

Stockbridge

Cemetery ceremonies, including benediction and taps for veterans, will take place at 11 a.m. at town cemeteries. Parade will start at 12:15 p.m. at the town offices (the former Plain School) and will proceed to the old Town Hall. All veterans are encouraged to march. Rides will be provided. Call 413-298-3434 to reserve a ride.

At 12:45 p.m. after the parade, a memorial program will take place at Town Hall. Guest speaker will be Stockbridge resident Harold French, U.S. Navy Seabees, Retired. Music will be performed by Quintessential. Directly following the memorial program, a community potluck picnic will take place on the town green. Bring your favorite food to share. Hot dogs and soda will be provided.

West Stockbridge

Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church on Main Street. The American Legion will hold services on the bridge at Mill Pond, at the canon at the corner of Albany Road and State Line Road, and on the lawn in front of the Town Offices at the former Village School on State Line Road. Ceremonies at the town offices will include singing, readings, an invocation and remembrances of veterans lost in the past year.

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