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May 252019
 

The annual Town of Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
It is also called Decoration Day when the graves of fallen soldiers are decorated with flowers or flags.
It is important to remember the true meaning of this day and for residents to attend the Ceremony prior to the parade and to take a few minutes to go down to the cemetery to honor the dead, whose ultimate sacrifice guaranteed the freedoms we enjoy today.

Today’s Schedule:

Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field (Orange Fairgrounds) 525 Orange Center Road. The parade will step off immediately following the ceremony down Orange Center Road past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.

The Committee invites the public to join in honoring our nation’s veterans.

The weather is supposed to be nice, but the hottest day we’ve had in a while. Dress appropriately and remember to stay hydrated, we don’t want anyone to faint and fall off the bleachers this year.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, EXERCISES WILL BE HELD IN THE HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER AUDITORIUM  (as they were in 2018).

This Year’s Parade Honorees:

Grand Marshal – Hugo A. Raccuia, Jr. – U.S. Marine Corps 1951 – 1959, Combat Korean War Veteran – Rank of Captain.

Honorary Chief of Staff – William E. Ruddell – U.S. Army 1964 – 1967, Combat Viet Nam War Veteran – Rank of SP5.

Honored Veteran – Warren L. Mulston – U.S. Army Air Corps 1942-1945, Combat World War II Veteran – Rank of S/SGT.

Keynote Speaker – Anna May Pieger – President, American Legion Auxiliary Post 127 of Orange.

Refreshments for Sale

The Orange Congregational Church Nursery School will host its annual bake sale at the Memorial Day parade in Orange, Sunday, May 26, starting at 10 a.m.

They will be selling hot dogs and delicious desserts along with hot and cold beverages.

All proceeds support the OCC preschool program for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds, which has been in continuous operation for more than 50 years.

The tent will be set up on the church end of the green. 

Please stop by the tent for some fabulous refreshments to enjoy at the parade, or to take home with you!

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