Hague will mark Memorial Day on Saturday, May 28.
Throughout the day FunFest will be held in the town park. It'll begin at 10 a.m. and feature DJ Steve Pelkey, Silver Bay craft demonstrations, Fort Ticonderoga re-enactors, a Rotary raffle, a Hague Historical Society display, the Adirondack Crafters white elephant sale, demonstrations by the Champlain Valley K-9 Search & Rescue Team, an exhibit by Up Yonda Farm, food concessions and children's games and face painting.
There will be a presentation by All About Critters of Ticonderoga at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a performance by Sylvia and Her Magic Trunk at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and a concert by the Cambridge Band at noon.
The "Memorial Game" will be played all day to raise money in support of the annual observance and Alex's Lemonade Stand, an nationwide campaign, will sell drinks to raise money for children with cancer.
The traditional Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the Hague Community Center on Route 8. It will proceed to the town park.
The parade will feature 90 units, including four marching bands, the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps, floats, clowns and classic cars. Highlighting the parade will be the Marine Corps Leathernecks honor guard and a portable memorial honoring Hague veterans from all wars and local firefighters. As the parade progresses, names of hague veterans will be read aloud.
Dan Belden, retiring town supervisor, will serve as parade grand marshal.
Ray Tolar, a World War II veteran from Ticonderoga, will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day service to honor veterans will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the town park.
Following Tolar's remarks there will be several dedications, the playing of "Taps," closing prayer and the community will be asked to join in singing "America the Beautiful."
Crown Point will host its 143rd annual Memorial Day observance May 29 and 30, looking back while planning for the future.
The theme for the two-day event is "Remember When," according to Jodi Gibbs of the town Memorial Day committee.
Activities are scheduled to get under way Sunday at 11 a.m. with an ecumenical church service at the band stand in Veterans Park.
At noon the park will open for a day of rides, games and vendors.
Fireworks will conclude the day at dusk at the Crown Point State Historic Site.
Monday - Memorial Day - will begin with the traditional Solemn Tour of Crown Point cemeteries and historic sites.
The tour will begin at Sacred Heart Cemetery at 9 a.m., followed by the Congregational Church at 9:15, the Ironville Cemetery at 9:45, the White Church Cemetery at 10:15, Fairview Cemetery at 10:45, the Putnam Creek Bridge at 11 a.m., Forestdale Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. and the Veterans Monument in the town park at noon.
Crown Point's annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Ferry Road and proceed north on Main Street, ending at Veterans Park.
At 3 p.m. there will be band demonstrations and an awards ceremony.
Members of the Ticonderoga Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the American Legion and Boy Scouts will place flags in community cemeteries Monday, May 30.
They will begin at 8 a.m. at the South Ti Cemetery on the Hague Road.
Local organizations to observe Memorial Day
TICONDEROGA - On Monday, May 30 the following organizations in full uniform will participate in Flag raising ceremonies at local cemeteries: The American Legion Post 224, Sons of the Legion, Essex County Leathernecks, V.F.W. Post 146 and Boy Scout Troop 72. The group will honor our nation's dead by saying prayers, raising the flag and by playing Taps. The ceremony is fairly short but very impressive. Participants will cover nine different cemeteries, beginning at the Valley View in South Ticonderoga. At 8:30 a.m, they will travel to St. Mary's on Alexandria Avenue. Next is Mount Hope at 9 a.m., on to four at Street. Road, possibly Chilson, the Boy Scout Monument, all before 11 a.m. Lastly, the American Legion Monument, at exactly 11:11, the day and hour of the signing of WW1 armistice. The public is welcome to help celebrate this solemn tribute to the country's war dead.