posted on May 28, 2012 11:58
A revived Batavia Memorial Day Parade rolled down Main Street right on time.
Hundreds of spectators lined the seven-block long parade route yesterday from the East Town Plaza to Summit St.
As promised the parade began with a fly-over by a huge C-130 military cargo aircraft from the Niagara Falls Air Base.
The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade was former State Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley.
Also marching were: Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, members of the Batavia City Council and Genesee County legislature and incumbent Assemblyman Stephen Hawley.
Marching Units included the Batavia City Fire Department and Town of Batavia Fire Department and the Batavia High School Blue Devils Marching Band.
Traditional Memorial Day observances were held at the Upton Monument, The Batavia V-A and the site of a proposed new veteran's monument on Bank St. near the Jerome Health Center.
Parades were also held in Alexander, Bergen, Corfu, LeRoy, Oakfield and Pavilion.