BATH — The Bath VA Medical Center in partnership with the Bath National Cemetery is holding a Memorial Day Ceremony for Veterans, residents and the community on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m.
Ceremonies will take place at Bath National Cemetery, located on the campus of the Bath VA Medical Center
Mr. Bruce Tucker, LCSW, the new director of the VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System (Bath and Canandaigua VA Medical Centers) will facilitate the ceremonies which include a fly over (weather permitting); the Haverling High School Big Blue Band will provide a military medley and the wreath presentation will be done by Tyler Chappelle, US Army Veteran. There will be over 15,000 flags, placed by the Dana Lyon 5th grade classes, one for each gravesite to honor the memory of each fallen soldier.
This year’s guest speaker is Steuben County Sheriff James Allard. Sheriff Allard is a United States Army Veteran. Serving active duty from 1982–1984 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and from 1984–1987 in the US Army Reserve.