B'ville's traditional Memorial Day

To ensure silence during the Riverview Cemetery service, the police will have a two-way radio to communicate the end of the parade and beginning of ceremony when the music at Paper Mill Island will be silenced. At the end of the service, the police will signal the music to begin again.

"Mike Chemotti has been just wonderful and very accommodating," Baker said. "He will make sure there is absolute silence during the ceremony."


For the second year in a row, the 122nd Regiment Infantry Re-enactors will join the Memorial Day commemoration in Baldwinsville.

"We are most excited that this group will be part of the parade and ceremony at Riverview Cemetery," Baker said.

As living historians, the group aims to educate the public about the original 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the American Civil War and maintain an authentic camp atmosphere while fostering comradeship, fellowship and family togetherness. Baldwinsville's Dave Grieves, president of the group, was instrumental in incorporating this group into the parade.

President of the Day and Grand Marshal

Dan Warner's last official duty as the chief of police for the Baldwinsville Police Department will be as President of the Day for the Baldwinsville Memorial Day commemoration. Beginning his career in 1973, Warner has served Baldwinsville for more than 35 years as a sergeant, lieutenant and as police chief since 2000.

This year's Grand Marshal honor has been bestowed upon Baldwinsville resident Jean Disinger, who served as a hospital corpsman in the Navy stationed at Sampson Naval Station. She married Eldred Disinger in 1943 and the couple moved to Baldwinsville more than 60 years ago. At 86, Jean remains very active in her community as a member of the Mayflower Society, McHarrie's Legacy Museum, Baldwinsville Methodist Church and more.

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