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May rites lead to Memorial Day

Region has drumbeat of events to honor service members

Frank and Isabella Lotano of Scotia, sign the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Tribute Board in honor of their grandfather Jerome Stewart on Friday afternoon. Anyone can leave signed messages on this board for loved ones through Memorial Day as part of Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Day Salute.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Frank and Isabella Lotano of Scotia, sign the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Tribute Board in honor of their grandfather Jerome Stewart on Friday afternoon. Anyone can leave signed messages on this board for loved ones through Memorial Day as part of Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Day Salute.
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Spring means Memorial Day. And Memorial Day means flags, red poppies on shirts, wreaths on graves, parades and tributes to soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in military service. In the Capital Region, bunches of services have been planned. Most will be held next weekend — Memorial Day weekend — but some communities will begin observances early. Traditional events will be held in cemeteries. On Memorial Day, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna will be ...


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