As always the parade honors all veterans but this year especially Vietnam veterans.
If you are a veteran of the Vietnam War we invite you to join us in this years parade and let us honor you for your service.
The parade will step off at 11am May 24th, for the march down Main Street from Clark Street to Lafayette Park, all are welcome.
Call Karen Gerlach at 315 539 2927 to sign up!
Our event is all about celebrating our freedom and commemorating the sacrifices of those who preserve it, so bring a flag and wave it proudly as you enjoy the festivities with your family and friends in the Birthplace of Memorial Day
The parade will be led by the Waterloo VFW American Legion color guard and the Patriot Guard riders. It will feature youth groups, church floats, marching groups, political leaders, antique tractors, Woodie cars, and others. This year’s parade will feature two past US Presidents and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. President Teddy Roosevelt will accompany the Welles Award winner and President Abe Lincoln will lead a group of Civil War reenactors. Among the featured music groups will be The Hit Men from Rochester, back by popular demand. The Hit Men are a group of good fellas who come together from all parts of the New York area. They provide a performance that combines both the musical and the theatrical. Their show stopping demeanor means they provide the best entertainment around. Their antics enliven the parade route. They will perform a mini concert at the Main Street-Virginia Street intersection. Topping off the musical groups will be the Waterloo High School marching band and the 5th and 6th grade band. School children are invited to bring their pets and join the lineup. Neighborhoods are welcome to ride their decorated bicycles.
The National Memorial Day museum, the village’s Terwilliger Museum, and the M’Clintock House, part of Women’s Rights National Historical Park, will be open during the weekend and on Memorial Day (May 30).