Communities honor veterans and hold street fairs over the busy holiday weekend

Numerous parades and salutes to veterans at war memorials throughout our villages made for a festive holiday weekend. Here are some highlights:

World War II veteran Willis Marks of Margaretville was among the Legionnaires who took part in the Memorial Day Parade in Fleischmanns and Margaret­ville on Monday morning. Don Bramley served as driver. — Photos by Dick Sanford except where noted.

Noel Amundsen and his wife, Jenn, along with children Landon and David, drove an original 1930s Arkville Fire Department truck in Monday’s Memorial Day
Parade in Margaretville.


Scenes from the Memorial Day service in Roxbury at the Veteran's Memorial.

On again, off again rain on Saturday didn’t keep a big crowd from turning out for the Memorial Day Street Fair in Fleischmanns. Main Street was filled with visitors and vendors. Lots of music, and excellent barbecued chicken prepared by the fire department, all added to a successful event.

World War II veteran Barry Lewis was among the Legionnaires taking part in Roxbury’s Memorial Day Parade. — Photo by Jill Ribich

Several generations of war veterans were represented in the Color Guard at Monday’s Memorial Day Parade in Roxbury.