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Holiday tributes will honor the fallen

FINGER LAKES--Memorial Day honors the ultimate sacrifice a military member can give; their life for the country. Memorial Day is Monday, May 27 and a number of services, parades and ceremonies are planned for the day.
The village of Dundee will have a parade starting at the school at 10 a.m., Monday. A service follows at the Seneca Street Park.
Penn Yan will also have a Memorial Day parade on Monday at 10 a.m. A ceremony will then be held at the Courthouse Park after the parade.
The town of Torrey will hold their Memorial Day service Monday, at 10:30 a.m. The service at the United Methodist Church will feature Commander Steve Corey as the speaker. A parade will follow at the conclusion of the program.
The Hammondsport American Legion has a number of presentations planned. The morning begins at 9 a.m. at the Mitchellsville cemetery with the posting of colors by a color guard. The group will then move to the Pleasant Valley cemetery for a 9:30 a.m. event. At 10 a.m. they will be at the veterans' honor roll memorial in the Hammondsport village square and will march to Elmwood Cemetery for a service. At noon there will be a service in Pulteney.
Wayne will hold a Memorial Day service Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. It will be at the Wayne Village Cemetery. On Saturday, May 25, volunteers will go to the cemeteries around Wayne and place flags on graves.
The Schuyler County events will get underway with the annual service in Montour Falls at Shequaga Falls Park. The rain location is at the fire hall. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. The speaker this year is Bruce E. Boughton II, Command Sergeant Major of the 479th Engineering Battalion, Fort Drum. There will also be a special tribute to Jane Delano, a local hero who gave her life April 15 100 years ago to service in World War I. The memorial service also includes participation by the American Legion Honor Guard, the Montour Falls Fire Department Color Guard, the Odessa-Montour band, vocal selections and a bagpiper.
The Watkins Glen ceremony starts at 11 a.m. in the Watkins Glen Community Center. Mayor Luke Leszyk, a retired Naval Officer and State Trooper, will address the crowd.
The Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park at 2558 Route 228 in Odessa will have their service at 11 a.m., Monday.

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