City Memorial Day parade lineup set

The annual Memorial Day service and parade will be Monday at Memorial Park in Dunkirk. Services will start at 10 a.m., the parade will follow at approximately 11 a.m.

The Parade will turn on to Central Avenue and proceed south to Fifth Street. The Parade turns East on Fifth Street and disbands at Washington Park.

In case of inclement weather the parade will be canceled.

Should the inclement weather continue, Memorial Day Services will be at the John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 111-113 Deer St. Dunkirk .

This year’s Parade Marshal is Jack Sievert Commander, D.J.V.C.

The 2019 Co-Parade Marshals are: Richard Makuch, Michael McGrath, Dennis Mulkin and David Dow.

The 2019 Memorial Day Parade Captain is Jack Hood.

The Division Marshals are: 1st Division Marshal – Brayden Manzella, city of Dunkirk; 2nd Division Marshal – Lee Woodard, city of Dunkirk; 3rd Division Marshal – Donovan Daily, city of Dunkirk; 4th Division Marshal – Mr. Michael Edwards, City of Dunkirk Fire Chief.

The public is invited to attend and the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council urges the public to fly the Flag this Memorial Day. God bless our veterans and this great nation of ours.

Division Line-Ups are as follows:

City Official – Honorable Mayor Willie Rosas

City Official – Mr. David Ortolano, Police Chief lined up on Lake Shore Drive West

Followed by Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard and Dunkirk High School JROTC honor guard and cadets

Followed by: Cars:

Parade Marshal: Mr. Jack Sievert, commander D.J.V.C. Parade Co-Marshal Richard Makuch, D.J.V.C.,Asst. H.G. Cdr. Parade Co-Marshal David Taber, D.J.V.C. Asst. H.G. Cdr. Escorted by Rhonda Daminski, VFW Past President 1017 Auxiliary

Followed by Grand Marshal Edward Long Jr., 159th Field Artilery, U.S. Army, Korean War veteran, escorted by Carol Hood D.O.D. (Ret.)

Master of Ceremonies, Mr. John D’Agostino, D.J.V.C. and Publisher OBSERVER.

Lt. Christopher Wilson, USCG Sea Partners

City of Dunkirk Common Council members.

City of Dunkirk fire chief Michael Edwards.

Professional Fire Fighters Local 616

Greater Buffalo Firefighter Pipe & Drum Corps

Veterans requiring transportation: CARTS buses will begin loading veterans at approximately 10:45 a.m.

DAV –in cars or CARTS

World War II veterans in cars or CARTS

Korean War veterans in cars or CARTS

Vietnam veterans in cars or CARTS

Hamburg Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps, led by Leon Trzewieczynski

1st Division — Forms on Pelican Street at Lake Shore Drive West.

Officers and Veterans from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Cold War, Global War on Terror, including Iraq and Afghanistan will be part of the All Veterans Honor Guard.

Flag Review: Elks, BPO 922 Dunkirk, N.Y. Flag Review.

Dunkirk Little League, T-Ball led by Gary Haase, president.

DHS — 2019 State Champion girls bowling team.

2nd Division — Forms on Swan Street at Lake Shore Drive West.

Sons of Liberty Motorcycle Riders

North Coast Brass Co. Musicians Thomas Davenport director.

Girl Scouts of America: Donna Banach Advisor, Girl Scouts Troop 20158.

Girl Scouts of America: Led by Kathy Reisenweber Advisor Troup 20258.

Girl Scouts of America: Led by Jenn Scroll, Susan Bennett, advisors, Troop 20033.

Girl Scouts of America: Led by Morgan Gennock, advisor, Troop 20237 with members from Tri-County Service Unit 20292 and 20312.

Dunkirk High School Marching Band, led by Jenniene Scarem, director.

Hot Rod Club Association

3rd Division — Forms on Dove Street at Lake Shore Drive West.

LoGuidice Education Criminal Justice Program, Led by Jennie Alessi, Teacher.

Iglesias Getsemani Children’s Ministries children and Float, led by Pastor Carlos Llera.

Upward Bound Program, Patricia Messina Program Coordinator; Loretta Torain, Director, and Patricia Messina, program coordinator.

Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals On Wheels Van

Western N.Y. Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps: led by Mr. David Fridmann.

Club 716 Car Club

Jeep Club

4th Division — Forms on Plover Street at Lake Shore Drive West

Dunkirk City of Fire Trucks

East Town of Dunkirk Fire Department

West Town of Dunkirk Fire Department

Pillar of Fire Fellowship – Pastor J. Wentz

Dunkirk Police Car

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps readies for 2019 season

MAY 1, 2019

The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps has been preparing for the 2019 season with regular rehearsals at the Elks lodge on Central Avenue since January this year.

Continuing the long tradition of Drum Corps in the area, The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is a corps that has members of all ages and experience who are interested in having fun, marching in parades, and making music.

Dave Fridmann, Corps Director, offered his overview of this year’s corps, “We’ve been growing little by little for over the past few years. This year’s corps has really solidified as a unit. Our retention has created a consistency in our performance that has not been possible in the past.” he stated. “Our sound and musicality are on a new level that we have never been able to achieve before.”

The group is seeking new members to be part of the alumni family. The next practice is May 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 428 Central Ave., Dunkirk, and the first parade is Memorial Day in Dunkirk. If interested, contact the corps at

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