Local Memorial Day services

LAKE PLACID – American Legion Post 326 will conduct flag ceremonies throughout Lake Placid on Memorial Day.

At 10 a.m., at the Adirondack Community Church on Main Street, a flag will be lowered for John Smith, and another will be raised for Robert Wescott. Then at 10:20 a.m., at the Adirondack Medical Center hospital on Church Street, a flag will be lowered for Edgar Baillargeon and raised for George Levitt.

At 10:35 a.m., at the Uihlein Living Center on Old Military Road, flags will be lowered and raised for Xavier Husereau and Richard A. Bonsignore, respectively.

At 11 a.m., at the American Legion headquarters on Main Street, flags will be lowered for Philip McKinney, Hoover Barney and Francis Sheffield. Flags will be raised for Gerald Cassidy, Albert “Bingo” Hanson and Richard “Dick” Phillips.

There will be no parade this year, according to a press release issued by the American Legion.

Following the ceremonies, there will be a light luncheon at the American Legion. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, email American Legion Commander Zay Curtis at

Keene – 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Site, Norton Cemetery Road, Keene. Honor Guard, firing squad and playing of “TAPS,” name reading. Special recognition of World War II veterans.

Saranac Lake – Special dedication to Dr. Rene Joyeuse, World War II hero and medical pioneer, at 10 a.m. at the veterans club on Broadway. Annual Memorial Day Parade will follow at 10:30 a.m., ending at Riverside Park. Ceremony at 11 a.m.

Tupper Lake – 11 a.m., wreath-laying ceremony in the memorial park on Park Street. Paul Maroun will speak in his capacity as village mayor, not as a member of the military.