On Monday, May 27, under the direction of the William Bradford Turner Post - American Legion, the annual Memorial Day observance in Garden City will begin with 9 a.m. interdenominational memorial church services at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
The parade steps off promptly at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Stewart and Cherry Valley Avenues, proceed north on Cherry Valley Avenue to Tenth Street, east on Tenth Street to Franklin Avenue, south on Franklin Avenue to Seventh Street, west on Seventh Street past the reviewing stand located at the village’s war memorial just west of the library. 2013 marks the third year official ceremonies will take place at the refurbished war memorial.
"Residents are urged to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our country by attending these services," mayor John Watras said in this week's Mayor's Message.
According to Watras, retail sales will be prohibited in the village on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with certain exceptions. The village ordinance, he said, follows closely to the state statute, stating that all trades, manufacturers, agricultural or technical employments are prohibited, as well as all manners of public sale or offering for sale of any property on Memorial Day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Exceptions are: restaurants, catering services, prepared items such as tobacco, bread, milk, eggs, and so forth, service station products, medicines, delicatessen items and alcoholic beverages.
"Members of the William Bradford Turner Post, The American Legion Auxiliary and I look forward to seeing you at the gathering at the War Memorial at 11 a.m. for services that will begin following the parade," Watras said.