Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Remembrance 2014

Every year the Village of Scotia has a Memorial Day Parade on the Wednesday evening before Memorial Day. It’s a popular event with families arriving early to pick a good spot or to enjoy a chicken barbecue, another tradition of the Scotia Fire Department.

What many residents miss follows the parade and occurs next to the Scotia Library in Collins Park. Each year many organizations take this time to pay tribute at our own veterans memorial.

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Scotia resident Kurt von Maucher picture here with Grand Marshal: Commander Vincent Perry, Jr. and Co-Honorary Grand Marshal: William A. Wragg, Jr.
Kurt has been organizer of our Memorial Parade and Remembrance more years than I can count. The event is now in the hands of John Eaton pictured on the right below.

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A new participant of the 2014 Memorial Day Parade was the Federation & New York State Basketball Champions. Representing Scotia-Glenville Schools the boys varsity team generated a great deal of excitement and community-wide pride.

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Excitement doesn’t come close to describing this Scotia-Glenville’s fan pleaser. The Scotia-GlenvillePerfectPitchPrecisionPepBand also made their first appearance at this years parade. This group of ambitious musicians doesn’t just rally fans at boys football or basketball games. You’ll find them at Baseball, Women's Basketball and any athletic and/or school event when enough band members are available. It wasn’t hard to find members wanting to march in honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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