Amherst Memorial Day Parade cancelled Monday- ceremonies at VFW at 10

Diane Lederman - 5/29/2017

AMHERST - The annual Memorial Day Parade in Amherst has been cancelled because of the forecast of rain.

Instead, all ceremonies will be held at the VFW on Main Street at 10 a.m. where they were held last year. The parade was also cancelled because of rain.

Rob McAllister, who earned a Purple Heart as well as the Bronze Star with Valor, will be the featured speaker.

As a member of the Airborne Long-Range Surveillance and Reconnaissance team, he participated in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Veterans Director Steven Connor, state Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, D-Amherst, and Select Board member Connie Kruger are also scheduled to speak.

Town Manager Paul Bockelman will serve as master of ceremonies.

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