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Poppies And Parades For Memorial Day; Lest We Forget

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Mike McDermott from the Homer American Legion asks that you look for poppy sales today (Friday). “At the Homer Legion, we’ll be giving out poppies for a small donation. These are made by veterans and all the profits go to the veterans’ programs that we have,” said McDermott.

He says if you buy one, wear it proudly.

After organizing most of the past 20 Memorial Day Parades in Homer, McDermott says Paul Powers is doing a great job preparing for the Parade that begins at 9 am Monday. “S. Main up Cayuga Street to the cemetery (Glenwood) where we have our remembrance ceremony,” said McDermott. “We love to have the children ride their bikes, decorate their bikes, ride in the parade and bring flowers to the memorial.”


One note to spectators who look for the horses: They won’t be in the parade lineup this year as a new horse is being trained.

“But it’s very important that people come out and see the parade. It’s a wonderful parade and we like to honor our veterans.”

McDermott reminds us that refreshments will be served at the Homer Legion following the parade.


Poppy sales from members of the American Legion Auxiliary from the City of Cortland are noon to six Friday at the Cortland Price Chopper.

Memorial Day events begin at 10 am at the Cortland VFW on Main Street with patriotic music from the Old Timers Band followed by a ceremony at 11.

The Courthouse Memorial Park event begins at noon.

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