BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Bedford is celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, with three parades and ceremonies around the town.
The Bedford Hills Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Bedford Hills Elementary School on Babbitt Road. The parade is sponsored by the Bedford Hills Fire Department and Bedford Hills Lions Club. The parade will continue up Babbitt Road to Church Street, Main Street to the BHFD. Ceremonies are held at the Bedford Hills Community House World War I memorial followed by a ceremony at the end of the parade at the World War II, Korean and Vietnam war memorials at the intersection of Bedford Road and Main Street, according to a press release.
The Katonah Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Katonah Fire Department. The event is sponsored by Katonah American Legion Post 1275 and Katonah Fire Department. The parade route will start at the Katonah Fire Department and continue down Katonah Avenue up Parkway to Lawrence Circle. After the ceremony at the war memorials the parade continues from Lawrence Circle down Bedford Road to the Katonah Fire Department. Ceremonies are held at the Lawrence Circle World War I,World War II and Civil War memorials followed by a ceremony at the end of the parade at the KFD bell honoring all veterans who were also volunteer firefighters, according to the release.
The Bedford Village Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 11:15 a.m. at the corner of Seminary Road and Pound Ridge Road. The event is sponsored by the Bedford Fire Department and Bedford Village Lions Club. The ceremony will be held at the World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War memorials located at the flagpole on the Village Green. At the conclusion of the ceremony residents are invited to the BFD for light refreshments.