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Memorial Day http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/558/all en Gallery: Vergennes Memorial Day parade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405gallery-vergennes-memorial-day-parade <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26769" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201405gallery-vergennes-memorial-day-parade"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/parade7735_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="parade7735.jpg" title="parade7735.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KIRI QUESNEL PASSES out candy during the Memorial Day parade in Vergennes this past Monday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> The Vergennes Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th drew thousands of spectators to the state&#39;s smallest city.&nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe align="center" frameborder="0" height="500" scrolling="no" src="http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&amp;user_id=41077244@N07&amp;set_id=72157644480768959&amp;tags=Cars,Lotus,Exige" width="500"></iframe><br /> <small>Created with <a href="http://www.admarket.se" title="Admarket.se">Admarket&#39;s</a> <a href="http://flickrslidr.com" title="flickrSLiDR">flickrSLiDR</a>.</small></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23574">full story</a></h4> Vergennes Multimedia Memorial Day Parade vergennes Wed, 28 May 2014 17:48:58 +0000 Trent Campbell 23574 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Decoarated veteran to deliver Memorial Day address in Vergennes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405decoarated-veteran-deliver-memorial-day-address-vergennes <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23470" style="width: 73px;"><a href="/201405decoarated-veteran-deliver-memorial-day-address-vergennes"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Wojciechowski Verg parade speaker.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Wojciechowski Verg parade speaker.JPG" title="Wojciechowski Verg parade speaker.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="73" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MICHAEL WOJCIECHOWSKI, WHO resides with his wife, Elizabeth, and their family in Addison, is a highly decorated Army veteran and member of the Vergennes American Legion. He will deliver the keynote address at the Memorial Day service in the city green on Monday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Cookie Steponaitis </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The keynote speaker at the service following the Vergennes Memorial Day parade will bring a lifetime of experience to the podium on the city green. Michael Wojciechowski, a Purple Heart recipient and highly decorated soldier, served in the Army National Guard for more than a quarter of a century &mdash; some of that in the hot spots of Iraq and Afghanistan.</p> <p> He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and family in Addison, and is a member of American Legion Post 14.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23471">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405decoarated-veteran-deliver-memorial-day-address-vergennes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Memorial Day vergennes Thu, 22 May 2014 14:37:39 +0000 John McCright 23471 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes resident to bring Bourbon Street to city Memorial Day parade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405vergennes-resident-bring-bourbon-street-city-memorial-day-parade <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23464" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405vergennes-resident-bring-bourbon-street-city-memorial-day-parade"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/TubLady2822.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TubLady2822.jpg" title="TubLady2822.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BETH MARR OF Vergennes sits in a tub that she is in the process of decorating for a float for the Vergennes Memorial Day parade. Marr will ride in the float and toss moon pies and 70 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to spectators as a celebration of her 50th birthday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; For the past 20 years, Beth Marr has celebrated Memorial Day with a traditional feast at her house. The menu is standard Cajun fare every year: corn-on-the-cob, sweet onions, Polish sausage and a secret spice potion created by the Vergennes resident herself.</p> <p> For Marr, who originally comes from Louisiana and learned the recipes from her grandmother, the yearly meal is a tradition that falls around her birthday.</p> <p> Ten years ago, Marr&rsquo;s friends surprised her with a Memorial Day float on her 40th.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23465">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405vergennes-resident-bring-bourbon-street-city-memorial-day-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Memorial Day vergennes Thu, 22 May 2014 14:05:31 +0000 John McCright 23465 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Memorial Day parades to honor veterans, kick off the summer http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405memorial-day-parades-honor-veterans-kick-summer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23500" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405memorial-day-parades-honor-veterans-kick-summer"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Middparade5203.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Middparade5203.jpg" title="Middparade5203.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Bands play as they march past, men wearing fezzes whiz by in peppy little cars and parents let their children scramble into the street for candy tossed to them by strangers &mdash; it must be time for Memorial Day parades.</span></p> <p> Six Addison County towns will host Memorial Day parades this weekend, and one town &mdash; Monkton &mdash; will wrap it all up with a solemn observance on Monday evening.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23459">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405memorial-day-parades-honor-veterans-kick-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Memorial Day parades summer Thu, 22 May 2014 12:51:29 +0000 Addison Independent 23459 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Salisbury to unveil new soldiers memorial at veterans’ park http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305salisbury-unveil-new-veterans%E2%80%99-park <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17078" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201305salisbury-unveil-new-veterans%E2%80%99-park"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/slaisburymonument2640.thumbnail.jpg" alt="slaisburymonument2640.jpg" title="slaisburymonument2640.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SALISBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY President Barry Whitney Jr. holds one of eight panels that will be featured on the new monument in the community’s veterans’ park. The new monument and park will be dedicated on Memorial Day. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> SALISBURY &mdash; Salisbury residents will have an extra reason to honor their local veterans this Memorial Day thanks to a successful effort by the local historical society to install a monument on town-owned land off of Maple Street.</p> <p> The society, led by Barry Whitney Jr., spent the last seven years raising money to create the first designated veterans&rsquo; park for honoring all local servicemen and women who&rsquo;ve served during every major conflict dating back to the Revolutionary War.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17079">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305salisbury-unveil-new-veterans%E2%80%99-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury Featured Memorial Day Thu, 23 May 2013 14:45:47 +0000 John McCright 17079 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Six local Memorial Day parades honor those who gave their all http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305six-local-memorial-day-parades-honor-those-who-gave-their-all <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17075" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201305six-local-memorial-day-parades-honor-those-who-gave-their-all"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Memorial Day Verg parade8288.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Memorial Day Verg parade8288.jpg" title="Memorial Day Verg parade8288.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A GIANT AMERICAN flag slowly moves through downtown Vergennes during last year’s Memorial Day parade. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The last weekend in May is always a big one for anyone who likes to listen to brass bands play, wonder at the precision driving of Shriners in pint-size vehicles, and watch a procession of friends and neighbors march past holding banners and waving. This year should be no exception.</p> <p> Six Addison County towns will host Memorial Day parades this weekend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17076">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305six-local-memorial-day-parades-honor-those-who-gave-their-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Memorial Day Thu, 23 May 2013 14:39:50 +0000 John McCright 17076 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Memorial Day parades http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206slideshow-memorial-day-parades <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12020" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206slideshow-memorial-day-parades"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_parade8446.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_parade8446.jpg" title="web_parade8446.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12021">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206slideshow-memorial-day-parades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia events Memorial Day Parade Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:31:30 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12021 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Towns ready to remember fallen heroes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205towns-ready-remember-fallen-heroes <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; People looking to honor those who have served our country &mdash; and listen to marching bands, watch their neighbors&rsquo; kids walk together in uniforms, and look at creative floats &mdash; this Sunday and Monday will have a half-dozen options around the county.</p> <p> Memorial Day parades and ceremonies are planned, in chronological order, in Orwell, Middlebury, Brandon, Hancock, Vergennes and Bristol.</p> <p> Orwell kicks off two days of activities with its 39th annual Sunday afternoon parade, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11907">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205towns-ready-remember-fallen-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County events Featured Memorial Day Thu, 24 May 2012 19:36:23 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11907 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Memorial Day 2011 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106slideshow-memorial-day-2011 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8099" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201106slideshow-memorial-day-2011"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/parade3875.thumbnail.jpg" alt="parade3875.jpg" title="parade3875.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 15px; ">BANDS, REENACTORS, LITTLE Leaguers, firetrucks (both big and small), horses, tractors, candy and even a couple of aliens appeared on the streets of Middlebury and Vergennes Monday for Memorial Day parades. Large crowds soaked up the sun and excitement, and then both towns offered heartfelt words of honor and remembrance at ceremonies following the parades.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8086">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106slideshow-memorial-day-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia holiday Memorial Day Parade Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:57:37 +0000 Andrew Stein 8086 at http://www.addisonindependent.com County readies for big display of parades on Memorial Day http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105county-readies-big-display-parades-memorial-day <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; On this Memorial Day Weekend, locals will get plenty of chances to remember the sacrifices of the women and men who died in service to our country and to feel the first thrills of summer in parades around the county.</p> <p> Look for parades in Orwell, Middlebury, Vergennes and Bristol this weekend. There will also be readings of patriotic and nostalgic verse and plenty of men and women in uniform to go up and thank.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8019">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105county-readies-big-display-parades-memorial-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Memorial Day Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:26 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8019 at http://www.addisonindependent.com WWII vet Richard Poquette to lead Memorial Day parade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105wwii-vet-richard-poquette-lead-memorial-day-parade <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8034" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201105wwii-vet-richard-poquette-lead-memorial-day-parade"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/richardpoquette2181.thumbnail.jpg" alt="richardpoquette2181.jpg" title="richardpoquette2181.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RICHARD POQUETTE, A Vergennes resident and World War II Navy combat veteran, is the parade marshal for this year’s Memorial Day parade in Vergennes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ian Trombulak </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The annual Memorial Day parade in Vergennes is a tradition that honors the men and women of the armed forces who died overseas in service of America.</p> <p> This year the parade marshal will be longtime resident and World War II veteran Richard Poquette.</p> <p> Like many of his generation, the Vermont native was swept up by the monumental events that rocked the globe. He answered the call and served his country in some of the biggest battles in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8023">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105wwii-vet-richard-poquette-lead-memorial-day-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Memorial Day veteran Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:22 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8023 at http://www.addisonindependent.com