Pine Plains honors soldiers now gone, on Memorial Day

From left, Harper Simmons, Ella Hutchinson, Colton Hutchinson, Willow Simmons and Cara Simmons waved their miniature flags as they watched the parade go by. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

PINE PLAINS — The town of Pine Plains honored the veterans who fought and died to defend their country with a Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 28.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the parade lined up at the Pine Plains firehouse before making its way toward the town clock tower for opening remarks by American Legion Post 426 member Marie Stewart.

The Rev. Carol Miller delivered a heartfelt invocation, and guest speaker Neil Murray referenced several soldier names to emphasize the personal side of the battles fought and the lives lost.

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