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Patriotic display at Memorial Day parade in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Emma Wadhams, an Albion Girl Scout, carries the American flag while leading Scouts down East Avenue in this morning’s Memorial Day parade in Albion.

The parade started on Main Street near the Courthouse and headed to Route 31 where it concluded at the Middle School lawn for a ceremony that included speeches by County legislator Don Allport and former State Assemblyman Charlie Nesbitt, who served in the Vietnam War as a pilot.

Veterans from Albion carry the flag and other colors down Main Street in this morning’s parade.

The Knights of Columbus march in the parade.

Some members of the Albion Marching Band, including Jared Hollinger (with eagle), perform for the crowd.

Char Olick, a drum major, is one of the leaders of the marching band.

Logan London, left, and Nita Bela are members of the color guard in the marching band.

Kennedy Allport takes in the sights and sounds of the marching band while being held by her grandfather, Mark Webster of Albion.

Scouts from West Barre head down Main Street. John Schreiner is holding the American flag, while Ben Hickman carries the troop flag (center), and Tristan Lusk holds the pack flag.

Nathan Olmstead, an Albion Boy Scout, carries the American flag during the parade.

This group of Brownies in Albion includes from left: Sophia Albanese, Liana Flugel, Autumn Flugel and Julia Knight.

Albion firefighters Greg Marston, left, and Steven Papponetti join the parade processional.