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Lake Placid holds Memorial Day parade, ceremony despite rain

May 30, 2017
By ANTONIO OLIVERO - Staff Writer ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The people of this village endured the wet weather Monday as the Memorial Day parade and American Legion Post 326's annual ceremonial changing of the flags went on as planned.

Though the flag ceremony and wreath laying was abbreviated this year at the post at the corner of School and Main streets, more than 60 people donned rain jackets and held umbrellas to pay their respects.

At the American Legion, the post lowered flags flying since Veterans Day in honor of Andrew Morford, Victor Roy Sr. and Joseph Vernon Lamb. Flags were raised in honor of Ed Kane, Bill Delahant and Louis Conway.

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Members of the Lake Placid Middle-High School band march down Main Street and past the Olympic Center during Monday's Memorial Day parade.
(News photo — Antonio Olivero)

Earlier Monday morning at the Adirondack Community Center, the flag flying since Veterans Day in honor of Carl Ortloff was lowered and a flag was raised for Robert Damp. At the Adirondack Medical Center, a flag honoring Joe Canny was lowered, and a flag was raised to honor John Spoor. And at Elderwood of Uihlein, at flag flown for William Wylie was lowered while one was raised in honor of Russ Lahart.

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