Grand Marshal Announces Lineup For Memorial Day Parade

Nicholas “Nick” Frederes, grand marshal of the Jamestown Memorial Day Parade to be held Monday at 10 a.m., has issued the following orders:

Formation will begin at 9 a.m., with the marshals and aides representing the United Veterans Council of Jamestown reporting to the corner of Fourth and Cherry streets for final instructions. All persons requiring rides will need to provide their own transportation.

The Veterans Division (Division 1) will assemble facing eastward on Fourth Street with the head of the division beginning at Cherry Street. Division 2 will form on West Fourth Street with the head of the column beginning at Washington Street. Division 3 will form in Baker Park, if necessary, with the lead units prepared to step off and march eastward on West Fourth Street while waiting their turn to proceed.

The colors of the United States of America will be the only national colors permitted in the parade, and shall be at the right front of each unit. Colors and banners or flags of organizations will be allowed and it is requested that all flags be carried on staff. All divisions will form at 9 a.m. and will be in column, ready to march at 9:45 a.m. All division commanders, marshals and aides will report to the adjutant at the corner of Fourth and Cherry streets when there division is formed.

The parade will move promptly at 10 a.m., after assembly call by bugler. The distance between divisions will be four car lengths. The distance between units within the divisions will be two car lengths. If circumstances cause the parade to stop, divisions will maintain spacing as listed. All musical units are asked to cooperate in playing appropriate music so that conflicts may be avoided. As soon as the Veterans Division has moved out, Division 2 will follow. The Division 2 marshal will assure that the division units are instructed to immediately follow the last unit in the Veterans Division. The Division 3 marshal will assure that the division units are instructed to immediately follow the last unit in Division 2.

The line of march will be east on Fourth Street to Prendergast Avenue, and north on Prendergast to Buffalo Street. The parade participants do not stop moving at any time to perform. All divisions and units must keep the pace of march. The honorary marshals will review the parade. The review will take place where Wilson Place crosses Prendergast Avenue. All organizations will salute the honorary marshals as they pass. Organizations’ banners and flags will be dipped in salute to the reviewing honorary marshals. At no time should the American flag dip during the procession of march.

The parade will continue to Soldiers Circle in Lake View Cemetery. Upon entering the cemetery, all units will march at ease except when passing the G.A.R and United Spanish War Veterans’ plots, at which time all commands will come to attention and execute eyes right. Organizations’ banners and flags will be dipped in salute at this time. Music will not be played and drums will be muffles while in the cemetery. Units not proceeding to Soldiers Circle must quickly exit the parade route either east or west at the intersection of Buffalo Street, allowing following units a clear entry into Lake View Cemetery. The entry into the cemetery shall be clear at all times for participating units to proceed to Soldiers Circle.

Upon arrival at Soldiers Circle, all units will follow the lefthand hard road only, around Soldiers Circle, executing eyes right as they pass the veterans’ graves, and will continue on past the circle until dismissed by their commanders to participate in memorial exercises.

Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers and Fathers wishing to ride in the parade should contact the marshal of the Veterans Division (Division 1) for instruction on participation. Transportation will be the responsibility of the individual. Organizations not assigned to the following parade formation will report to the parade adjutant not later than 9 a.m. at the corner of Fourth and Cherry streets no later than 9 a.m. where lineup assignments will be made.

Order of march is as follows:


Motor Escort, Jamestown Police Department

National Colors, Carried by the United Veterans Council of Jamestown Organizations:

AMVETS, Gary Loll, POW

VMW, Joe Paladino, American Flag

VFW, Dan Kell, VFW colors

VMW, Colter Meabon, Guard

VVA, George Fitzpatrik, Guard

96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums

Grand Marshal, Nick Frederes, VFW Post 53

Parade Adjutant Aide

Formation Aides

Honorary Marshals:

American Legion Post 149

VVA Ch. 865

VMW Ch. 20

All Veterans Marching

All Veterans Riding Veterans Trailer

Peter Carlo and Veterans

Emeritus of Lakewood Veterans Van

Patriot Guard Riders

Gold Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers


Jamestown Municipal Band

Guest Speaker: Bill Servis

Clergy: Rabbi Allen Podet

Miss Veterans Poppy Kaydance Paladino, escorted by Sgt. Linda VanBoven

Miss White Clover Molly Sanders, escorted by 3rd V.P. Lisa Weinman, AMVETS AUX 726

AMVETS Auxiliary 726

Bugler: Sgt. David M. Schwob

Honorary Bugler: George G. Schwob III

Jamestown High School Band


Jamestown Police Department Color Guard

Student Speakers: Pledge of Allegiance, Elyse Jones

Gettysburg Address, Carrson Widen

Flanders Field, Sydney Robinson

Jefferson Middle School Band

Chautauqua County Executive: Vince Horrigan

Chautauqua County Legislators and Officials

Mayor of Jamestown: Samuel Teresi

City of Jamestown Officials


Jamestown Fire Department Color Guard

Jamestown Fire Department Ladder Truck

American Red Cross


Persell Middle School Band

Law Enforcement Explorer Post 125

Boy Scouts Troops: Troop 126

Girl Scouts Troops: Troop 20092, Troop 20044, Troop 20029, Troop 20051

United Senior Council

Soap Box Derby Championship cars

Charlie’s BMX

Washington Middle School Band

Mackenzie Tidd with Rescue horses


Placement of flags by Leadoff Color Guard and Patriot Guard

Cemetery Chairman: Joe Paladino

Parade Adjutant/Master of Ceremony: Dan Kell

Assembly Call by Bugler: Sgt. David M. Schwob

Invocation: Rabbi Allen Podet, Navy Veteran, Temple Hesed Abraham

Pledge of Allegiance: Elyse Jones, Jefferson Middle School

Cemetery Board Address: Jim Gardner

Preamble to the Constitution: Mike Russell, Sgt. U.S. Air Force, President of United Veterans Council of Jamestown

Municipal Band: playing of National Anthem

Guest Speaker: Bill Servis, U.S. Army, Past President VVA Ch. 865 (David B Arthur)

Municipal Band: playing of Patriotic hymns

General John A. Logan’s Orders: Dan Kell, Retired, Master Sgt. U.S.M.C.

Presentation of Wreath by Miss Veterans Poppy Kaydance Paladino and Retired Sgt. Linda VanBoven, U.S.M.C. and U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran on behalf of the United Veterans Council.

Presentation of Wreath by Miss White Clover Molly Sanders and 3rd Vice President, Lisa Weinman on behalf of AMVETS Aux. 726

Presentation of Wreath by Linda Cass Regent, on behalf of Jamestown Chapter of DAR

Presentation of Wreath by Rebecca Isaac on behalf of D.A.V. Auxiliary

Presentation of Wreath by Junior D.A.V. Auxiliary

Presentation of Wreath by Mayor Samuel Teresi on behalf of the City of Jamestown

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: Carrson Widen, Jefferson Middle School

Flanders Field: Sydney Robinson, Jefferson Middle School

Municipal Band: playing of Patriotic hymns

Necrology Reports: Medal of Honor recipients read by Mike Russell


American Legion



VVA Ch.865

VMW Ch.20

Gold Star heroes read by Susan Rowley of the Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie NY Ch. 4

96th Highlanders Pipers playing Amazing Grace

Benediction: Allen Podet, Navy Veteran, Temple Hesed Abraham

Flag Raising: Jim McNally past Dept of NYCommander VFW, VFW Post 53 Commander and George G. Schwob III

Rifle Volley by the United Veterans Council of Jamestown under Command of Corporal Anthony J. Costanzo, U.S. ARMY, WWII

Taps by Sgt. David M. Schwob