It may seem like summer, but folks in Waterloo know that there are weeks to go before the official start of the vacation season on Memorial Day weekend. The Celebrate Commemorate Committee has been meeting monthly to plan this year’s 15th annual event, that will draw thousands of people to this upstate New York village that is the official Birthplace of Memorial Day.
The weekend will once again showcase our expanded Living History Events on Oak Island and at the American Civil War Memorial on Locust Street.
We are pleased to be able to present character portrayals of President Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt Both will be presiding over various events throughout the weekend.
The location of our annual Celebrate fireworks display, on the canal banks across from Oak Island, has worked out great. It further enhances the Living History events complete with night time canon firings and musical entertainment.