Scrapbook 1984, 1986: Memorial Day in Schenectady and Albany

A boy pins a poppy on a memorial honoring deceased war veterans on the grounds of American Legion Post 1005 on Chrisler Avenue. The ceremony was part of the annual Memorial Day observance in Mont Pleasant in 1984.
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A boy pins a poppy on a memorial honoring deceased war veterans on the grounds of American Legion Post 1005 on Chrisler Avenue. The ceremony was part of the annual Memorial Day observance in Mont Pleasant in 1984.

Capital Region Scrapbook salutes heroes from the past today with photos from Memorial Day ceremonies from 1984 and 1986.

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Gazette file photos by Ed Schultz,, Marc Schultz, Jim Cassin, and Ray Summers.

Musicians from the Cohoes High School Marching Band stay in tune and in step during Albany’s 1986 Memorial Day parade. Gazette File Photo

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Women from the ladies’ auxiliary at Gurtler Bros. Post 420, Veterans of Foreign Wars march in Saratoga Springs’ Memorial Day parade in 1986. Gazette File Photo

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Veterans watch the proceedings in Greenfield Cemetery in Saratoga Springs during the 1986 Memorial Day observance. The cemetery ceremony followed the parade in the city’s downtown. Gazette File Photo

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A young woman carries a flag during Saratoga Springs’ 1986 Memorial Day parade. Gazette File Photo

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Officials pay their respects during the 1984 Memorial Day ceremonies in Mont Pleasant. Gazette File Photo

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A boy pins a poppy on a memorial honoring deceased war veterans on the grounds of American Legion Post 1005 on Chrisler Avenue as Mark Nadeau looks on. The ceremony was part of the annual Memorial Day observance in Mont Pleasant in 1984. Gazette File Photo

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The U.S. Navy makes land during the 1986 Albany Memorial Day parade. Gazette File Photo

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