JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s Memorial Day Parade will remain on hold this year due to COVID-19, however ceremonies to honor fallen American heroes will continue.
City of Jamestown officials say the annual Memorial Day Parade won’t take place again this year due to pandemic gathering concerns. The parade was called off last year as well.
However, two “scaled-back” ceremonies will happen.
The Jamestown Veteran’s Commission and Veteran’s Council will host a ceremony at Soldier’s Circle in Lakeview Cemetery on Memorial Day.
The Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie New York Chapter 4 is also slated to hold their Gold Star Memorial the Saturday before the holiday, recognizing ‘Gold Star Families’ whose sons and daughters died protecting their nation.
Both ceremonies will practice social distancing and follow recommended health guidelines.
The Blue Star Mothers service will will take place at Veteran’s Park on West Third Street in Jamestown and will be broadcast LIVE on WNY News Now’s 24/7 streaming network.