Belmont Memorial Day observation will start at 1 p.m. - 193

BELMONT — The town's traditional observance of Memorial Day this year will include a re-dedication of' Veterans Memorial built by Eagle Scout Alan Bartlett. As part of the village revitalization project, the memorial has been moved from a spot near the Belmont Mill to a prominent location on Main Street, in front of the Public Library.
Stephen M. Bracy, commander of Charles Kilborn Post #58 of the American Legion said the Memorial Day parade will step off from the Middle School at 1 p.m. and proceed up Main Street to the Memorial located to the rear of St. Joseph Catholic Church. At  the Memorial the High School band will play a couple of selections, there will be a prayer offered, a short speech and a laying of wreath. Flowers will also be placed on the waters of the nearby Tioga River. Taps will be played.
After the traditional ceremony, the parade will proceed back down Main Street to the library for a re-dedication of Scout Bartlett's Memorial.
Bracy said the tradition of providing a free ice cream cone for children 12 and under on Memorial Day will also be honored. Tickets are available at the Fire Station.