2017 Celebrate Commemorate Parade May 27th

Waterloo Remembers

Parade Chair – Sarah Smolinski    315.745.9928    sarahemcmaster@yahoo.com

Everyone is welcome to join us once again for the Celebrate Freedom Parade. Lineup will be at 10:15 and the parade will step off precisely at 11. We’re asking you to come a little early because we anticipate that there will be a great number of participants.

If you’ve been in the parade before, you know what fun it can be. Once again, we will have divisions for military and officials; youth organizations; schools and families; churches, seniors and organizations; and vehicles. The Civil War and American Revolutionary War groups will have a “parade within a parade.”

Please look for the posters indicating where your group should line up. Briefly, Group 1, officials, will be on Clark Street to Main,

Group 1A, military and veterans, Clark Street behind Group 1. Honor float will feature Sampson WWII Navy Veterans accompanied by the Navy Reserve Honor Guard.

Group 2, Civil War and other military reenactor groups, East Williams Street west. This “parade within a parade” will be very large and spectacular this year. Come early and bring your flags!

Group 3, Youth organizations, East Williams Street east.

Group 4, businesses, organizations and churches, Elisha Street east.

Group 5, vehicles and businesses, Clark Street north from Elisha Street.

Special “dignitaries” in this year’s parade will include three past US Presidents – President Teddy Roosevelt, President Abe Lincoln and President Ulysses S. Grant. And we are very excited to have the very popular Hit Men return to our lineup this year.

Please use the form below to let us know you are coming and send us information about your group that will be read by the announcer as you pass the reviewing stand in front of the post office. Please submit as soon as possible. And encourage your friends to join us, too.  Everyone is welcome!

[contact-form to=’sarahemcmaster@yahoo.com’ subject=’Another Parade Participant’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Phone Number’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Information About Your Group’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]


Waterloo Remembers

May 26-28, 2017

151st Consecutive
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2017


Girl Scout leader and committee member Sarah Smolinski and Daisy scout Delaney McDonald representing Troop 40195 collected toys and canned goods that were donated to the less fortunate at Christmas time. The Celebrate Commemorate Committee also donated canned goods as an alternative to exchanging gifts at our annual Christmas meeting/dinner party on December 7th, 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Some highlights from Saturday: Stamp Cancellation, Children's entertainment, Train rides, Plein Aire Painting, Boat Rides, History Tour, Living History Encampement, Press Conference, ExtravaCANza, ACWM Reconciliation Event...
Photos by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions.

Tribute to the Fallen 5 K Race - Photos by Erin and Lori Photography
... See MoreSee Less

Some highlights from Saturday: Stamp Cancellation, Children's entertainment, Train rides, Plein Aire...

View on Facebook

Friday, May 27, 2016, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a reception for Allied Orders and Special Guests at the Gridley Inn to kick off the weekends events. The evening continued at Fatzinger Hall where the Waterloo Library and Historical Society sponsored a reception for the Henry C. Welles Award winners, Ed and Laurel Callahan. The evening ended with the American Civil War Memorial Illumination and Remembrance Ceremony.

Photos by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions
... See MoreSee Less

Friday, May 27, 2016, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a reception for Allied...

View on Facebook

The 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies held on May 30, 2016 in Waterloo, NY.

Photos by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions.
... See MoreSee Less

The traditional Memorial Day Parade was held in Waterloo, NY on May 30, 2016, commemorating the 150t...

View on Facebook