Memorial Day celebrations being held across Capital Region

Cohoes: The city of Cohoes will have its annual Memorial Day parade Thursday evening, May 23.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on Columbia Street.
Francis Patrick Kenton is the grand marshal. The 92-year-old man served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.

Troy: The city of Troy is bringing back its annual Memorial Day parade.

The parade will begin at Knickerbacker Park at 1 p.m. on May 27, Memorial Day, and travel up 5th Avenue,
crossing at 115th Street, and then traveling down 2nd Avenue to Powers Park.

There will be a ceremony recognizing veterans after the parade, and active service members starting at 3 p.m., followed by a block party at Forty-One Sports Bar & Grille from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a free event and is open to the community.

Saratoga: Saratoga National Cemetery will be holding its 25th annual Memorial Day ceremony this Saturday, May 25.

More than 16,000 flags will be planted at the gravestones of service members.
This is also the 25th anniversary of these hallowed grounds being recognized as a national cemetery.

The keynote speaker is retired Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Cox, who served with the Marines in multiple tours. He earned the Purple Heart for his actions in Iraq.

There’s no better place or time to reflect on our nation’s history and the brave men and women behind it, according to Navy Veteran and Cemetery Director Scott Lamb.

You can find even more Memorial Day events here.