Niagara Gazette — • LEWISTON: A noon parade for Memorial Day including local veterans and civic leaders will begin at the Red Brick School, Fourth Street, and proceed along Center Street to Academy Park, where a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial. Van rides are available for anyone unable to walk the parade route.
• WILSON: The 41st annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair will be held from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday. The American Legion Post 836 will have a flag-raising ceremony at 10 a.m. in Greenwood Veterans Memorial Park. Assemblywoman Jane Corwin will be the speaker.
• WHEATFIELD: American Legion Post 1451 has set a ceremony for 11 a.m. Monday at a site next to the town highway garage, Ward Road. Speakers will include William L. Ross, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, and Supervisor Robert Cliffe.
Memorial Day, a federal holiday that occurs on the final Monday in May, honors the memory of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it was established after the Civil War to pay tribute to the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that fighting.