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Posted on: May 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Greater Rochester Memorial Day Celebrations for 2018 & Opportunities to Volunteer

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If you are looking for ways to show your gratitude to those who've lost their lives while defending our country, please know that the Greater Rochester Memorial Day Committee is hosting 2 separate programs to honor veterans.

Volunteers are needed too!

The first event will take place at Mt. Avon Cemetery, located at 2nd Street and Wilcox Street, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a second program at Veteran Memorial Pointe, located at 1015 S. Livernois Rd, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 
There will not be a parade in between the two programs; however, an exploratory Greater Rochester Memorial Day Parade Sub-Committee has been formed. If you are interested in assisting either the committee or sub-committee, please call Mary Modetz at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home (248) 651-8137 or email her at
Preparing for the Memorial Day Celebrations, various volunteers and the Rochester Fire Department will be placing flags (provided) and recognizing Veterans’ at their gave sites in Mt. Avon Cemetery on Friday, May 25th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. and again at 6:00* p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (The rain date is Saturday, May 26th at 8:00 a.m.)
If you are interested in participating with tending to veteran graves, placing flags, and announcing the veterans’ names out loud in honor of their service, please meet at the Mt. Avon Cemetery.  Please bring clippers, garden spades, etc., to help clean up the grave sites.
*If you have questions about placing flags in Mt. Avon Cemetery on Friday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m., please contact Tom via email at: 

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