Niagara Gazette

July 18, 2013

American Legion will be parading through downtown Friday night to wrap up conference

Staff reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Celebrating 95 years in New York, members of the American Legion will be parading through downtown Niagara Falls this evening.

Stepping off at 6:30 p.m., more than 2,000 members of the veterans group will march from Seneca Square at the corner of Duggan Drive and Third Street, head to Rainbow Boulevard and turn left on Old Falls Street coming to a finish in front of the Conference Center Niagara Falls.

Expected among the parade participants is the award-winning American Legion Band of the Tonawandas and the Rensselaer Yankee Doodle Band, two of the five bands to perform.

The American Legion was formed by veterans returning from World War I in 1919. It is one of the largest organizations promoting and protecting veterans' benefits and has 3 million members nationally.