The service will start at 2:15pm at the Danby Monument in front of Danby Town Hall. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Sydney Camp #41 will hold a memorial service followed by the sounding of Taps at 3 p.m. in conjunction with Taps Across America.
BACKGROUND: The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States.
The monument has always been a center point in Danby. The residents before us held picnics and dances and bid on picnic baskets to raise the money to build it. Some of these people could have been members of your family.
Over the past 36 years Sydney Camp #41 has redone six GAR monuments and installed one new one in Dewitt park. We have also redone the World War monument and others in Dewitt Park.