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May 29, 2011

SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day parade in the Falls

NIAGARA FALLS — A 34-unit parade marched 1 mile between the City Market to the city’s perspective veteran monument site at 3300 Pine Avenue (near the intersection of Hyde Park and Pine Avenue).

Niagara University alumnae and Gulf War veteran Lt. Colonel Joel D’Aloise was the keynote speaker. All five armed services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) had units in the parade, with a special appearance this year by the Iroquois Veterans Association Color Guard.

Order of March Memorial Day Parade 2011

1. Niagara Falls Police Department – Color guard and cars

2. Niagara Falls Fire Department – Color guard and trucks

3. United States Navy - Color Guard

4. Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division

5. Niagara County Sheriff’s Color Guard

6. United States Border Patrol

7. Niagara Falls state, county and city representatives

8. Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Clubs Marching Unit

9. Cristoforo Colombo Society float

10. U.S. Army 865th Combat Support Hospital Alpha Company vehicles

11. WR Buffalo Corps of Cadets 174th Regiment – Color guard and marching unit

12. USMC India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marines - Color guard

13. Gold Star Wife Beth World and children. Husband Sgt Frank World USMC KIA AFGANASTAN

14. VFW Post 54 Convertible (will carry U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Joel D’Aloise, Dave Fabrizio, Navy Captain. La Rocco & Eagle Scout Justin LaDuca)

15. 2nd Lt. John Paul Bobo Detachment 1118 – Color guard

16. Western New York Young Marines - Color guard marching unit

17. Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls – Marching unit

18. USAF Reserve 914th Air Lift Wing – Color guard

19. American Legion John J. Welch Post 381- Color guard

20. Town of Niagara Lions Club float

21. Niagara Sikh Association Color Guard – Vehicle and marching unit

22. Hyde Park Business Association – Marching unit

23. 49th N.Y. Volunteers Reenactment Association – Color guard

24. Niagara Falls High School Band

25. United States Coast Guard – Color guard

26. Iroquois Veterans Association – Color guard

27. Civil Air Patrol – Color guard

28. Military Order of the Purple Heart Lt. John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 – Color guard

29. Niagara Youth Marine Cadets- Color guard and marching unit

30. American Legion Fredrick F. Cadille Post 1664 (ALFFCP 1664)

31. ALFFCP 16643rd Regiment Core of Cadets – Color guard marching unit

32. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center – Marching unit

33. Conrad Kania Chesty Puller Train float

34. Antique cars

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