May 28, 1966
3 divisions in.Monday parade Thirty eight organizations in eluding, military, motorized, units are expected to make up the three - division line of march Monday for the 1 9 6 6 Memorial Day Parade w h i c h will start from the Oneonta Armory at 9 a.m. Led by Captain Arnold Pic- keft, commanding officer of Company C of the New York State National Guard, as parade parade marshal, the parade will march from Fairview Street lip Main Street to Grand down Grand to Division; down Division Division to Gas Ave. and enter Neah- wa Park where the a n n u a l memorial services will be conducted. conducted. Ani P. Colone, president of the Oneonta Board of Education, Education, is the principal speaker for the event; music will be provided by the Oneonta High School Band; OHS students Michael Seider will recite "the Gettysburg Address" and Rick Soued "Logan's Orders" and Jacob Galinn of Temple Beth El will recite the benediction and closing prayer. Once the services are completed completed the parade will l e a v e Neahwa Park by way of Neah- wa Place to Main Street, return return up Main and Fairview Streets to the Armory where the organizations will participate participate in a Flag Raising' Cere- mony before dismissal. The three divisions and the units which will comprise them are: First: Spanish War veterans; veterans; Past Commanders of Company C.; Color Guard of Company C., Company C., Junior Junior High School Band and Oneonta Firemen. A b l a c k , riderless horse will also be led with the division and C a p t. Pickett will head the procession. procession. Second: Color Guard f r o m VFW Post 1206; VFW Marching Marching Unit; Cars of the branches of the armed services; 2'^ ton truck bearing service personnel; personnel; the colors of the VFW Auxiliary and the auxiliary; a platoon of cars carrying representatives representatives of the Women's Relief Relief Corps, BAR, Daughters of Union Veterans, Gold S t a r Mothers; Fathers of Veterans and World War I veterans; the Salvation Army and participating participating service groups. Third: American L e g i o n Color Guard and marching members; World War veterans; the OHS Band; Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, contingents from St. Mary's and Bugbee schools; Brownies; Cub Scouts and several mobile units followed followed by a contingent of horsemen. horsemen. Other members of the personnel personnel control group include Assistant Parade Marshal Captain Captain William Martin and division division leaders Lt. Michael Walter; Walter; Lt. Robert Wicks and Paul Henry. Others to participate in the services at Neahwa Park and at the Armory Flag Raising service include Legion Commander Commander Donald Scudder; Chaplain Chaplain Thomas Reilly and Officer- of-the-Day Harold Alger. Participants in the parade are advised that the line o f march will start forming at 8 a.m. with Division One forming forming on Fairview Street facing Main; Division Two on Academy Academy Street facing Fairview and Division Three on Fairview Slieel facing Academy Street.