Hornell Is Having A Memorial Day Parade After All

May 20, 2020

The Memorial Day Parade is back on!! Vehicle Only parade for participants and spectators.

The Board of Public Safety held a special meeting Tuesday and rescinded the cancellation of the Hornell Memorial Day Parade. The Parade will go on as originally scheduled. This decision is in accordance with the governor’s decision to allow vehicle only parades. Mayor John Buckley is coordinating with local veterans groups to organize the parade.

“I am thrilled we are able to have the annual Memorial Day Parade. It is so important we recognize and pay tribute to our service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.” – Mayor John Buckley

The Board of Public Safety asks spectators to practice social distancing during the parade. Spectators are required to view the parade from their vehicles or front lawns/porches and NOT be on the sidewalk or street. Spectators must not gather in groups outside of their immediate family.

This will be a vehicle only parade. Marching will not be allowed as per the governor’s executive order.

Lineup will begin at 10am on Bank Street.The parade will start promptly at 10:30 and will go from the East Main St bridge to Broadway.