Category Archives: Celebrate Commemorate Articles

Illumination and Remembrance Ceremony

The AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL 

Remembers the fifty-eight men of Waterloo who died in the Civil War (1861-1865) and recognizes all the soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the conflict.

Ceremony at the American Civil War Memorial will be held on Friday, May 26, 2022 at 8:00pm. Located on the corner of Locust Street & South Virginia Street. https://www.americancivilwarmemorial.com

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BATTLE CASUALTIES PLAQUE DEDICATION

 Caren Cleaveland, PNP
16 East Wright Avenue
Waterloo, NY  13165
ccleavel@yahoo.com — 585-703-6489

 March 11, 2020

Press release

BATTLE CASUALTIES PLAQUE DEDICATION

This year during the Celebrate Commemorate Weekend in Waterloo, NY there will be an additional ceremony at its American Civil War Memorial located on the corners of Washington and Locust Streets.

Not only will there be the 12th annual Illumination and Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 pm, Friday, May 22nd supported by five (5) Civil War Organizations and the Celebrate Commemorate Committee, but there will also be a Battle Casualties Plaque Dedication on Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00 pm

The Battle Casualties Plaque will be located in back of the Northside of the Star Stone at the memorial. This plaque is the last addition to the memorial that commemorates the fallen soldiers from Waterloo, who caused the first Memorial Day Commemoration, as well as all lives lost during the American Civil War.

There were at least 620,000 killed in action during the Civil War from April 12, 1861 to April 9, 1865.  Our Battle Casualties Plaque will list the top ten (10) battles, total lost, location and date of each battle.

Join us, If not on Friday, May 22nd at 7:30pm for the Kick off of Waterloo’s Celebrate Commemorate weekend, then on Saturday May 23rd at 2:00pm where we will be sharing in our program the horrific losses to not only the North, but the South, in the top ten (10) battles with the most casualties.                               

It takes a Village!

As we have invited everyone to visit Waterloo for Memorial Day, many thanks go out to the nearly 40 volunteers of the Waterloo in Bloom Committee for their part in the beautification of the Village.  They plant and maintain over 50 containers with flowers to decorate the downtown area. They also plant  flower beds along Virginia Street, at the seven welcome signs, the four village cemeteries, Vern’s Way and the Memory Bank.  With the support of the Village of Waterloo, 68 hanging baskets also help beautify the village.

Here are some of the recent efforts that will be ongoing during this week prior to the Celebrate Commemorate events.

Waterloo in Bloom