PHOTOS: North Salem Memorial Day Parade
Under clear blue skies Monday, North Salem community members came together for North Salem’s annual Memorial Day Parade, a time to honor and mourn U.S. military personnel who died in the line of duty.
The parade traveled a half-mile route along Route 116 in Purdys from Oakridge Road to The Westchester School, where town leaders led a somber ceremony. Several community groups and organizations, including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, North Salem Youth Lacrosse Club, North Salem Soccer Club, North Salem High School concert band, North Salem Republicans and the North Salem Nursery School, marched in the parade.
The groups were accompanied by North Salem’s first responders, including the Croton Falls Fire Department, North Salem Police Department and the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Paradegoers clustered outside of Purdys Farmer & The Fish, a central point along the parade route, many dressed in red, white and blue. Children waved American flags and more than one dog sported a patriotic accessory.
Following the ceremony, parade goers headed to Purdys Field for food and refreshments served by the North Salem Lions Club.