Middlebury takes to the street for Memorial Day

Middlebury American Legion Post 27 in conjunction with the town of Middlebury will also hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29. 

Brandon holds Memorial Day event

The parade will be followed by the town’s historical flower girl ceremony, a recitation of The Gettysburg Address, and a 21-gun salute.

Fort Ticonderoga offers lessons in history

Fort Ticonderoga this weekend will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution.

Memorial Day plans on tap for the county

It may be difficult to fathom during this early spring weather, but towns in Addison County are already making plans for their annual Memorial Day observances.

Letter to the editor: Middlebury Legion thanks Memorial Day observers

The Middlebury American Legion Post 27 family and the Town of Middlebury would like to thank all who participated in our Middlebury Memorial Day Parade. After a two-year hiatus it was great to be back. 

Public-service-minded vet to lead city parade

“At first I said no, I’m not a public figure,” Bub Crosby told the Independent. “I’ve always been kind of under the wire; I don’t like the publicity, I just like doing good.”

Local Memorial Day events back after two years

After two years without public Memorial Day festivities one might think that organizers of such events would be a little rusty. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as a full slate of parades and other commemorations are set for this coming weekend.

Memorial Day: Flags on graves is one way to show respect

It’s a bittersweet sight this time of year: Somber, silent cemeteries swathed in a radiant blanket of red, white and blue, denoting those who served — and in some cases, made the ultimate sacrifice — as part of the United States military.

Memorial Day: Bunker Hill veteran gets new resting place

Josiah Clark was only 18 years old when he fought at a pivotal battle outside Boston in the early years of the American Revolutionary War. His headstone proudly declares, “He fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and died 60 years from that day.”

Honoring those local soldiers who fell in Vietnam

Featured on the Wall of Faces are six members of the U.S. armed forces who hailed from Addison County, Vt., and who died in service to their country.

We’ve always had to fight for Memorial Day

When Memorial Day rolls around it’s easy to talk about why we honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. What’s less easy to talk about is how hard it can be to get Americans to stop and actually take the time and effort to remember.

Revolutionary War dead remembered at Fort Ti

Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution.

Vermont honors its veterans at memorial cemetery

The Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery (VVMC) in Randolph Center performs more burials a year than any other cemetery in the state. 

Letter to the editor: On Memorial Day, let’s not forget what they did for us

As Memorial Day approaches it is a time to reflect upon what we are called to remember.

Memorial Day observance at Middlebury Legion this Monday

There is no parade in Middlebury this Memorial Day, but Middlebury American Legion Post 27 will conduct a short Memorial Day Ceremony at their post home at 1 Boardman St. this coming Monday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m.Veterans, friends and all others are invite … (read more)