Underground Railroad museum honors veterans
ALBANY — The Underground Railroad History Project will host an event honoring African Americans who served in the U.S. military from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence at
194 Livingston Ave., which serves as a living museum, will offer light refreshments and an interactive, family-friendly program about armed conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the present highlighting the role of black Americans in each military venture.
The guest speaker will be Oscar Williams, University at Albany-suny’s Chair of the Department of Africana Studies.
Carry a flag in Nov. 12 Veterans Day parade
ALBANY — Albany’s Veterans Day Parade will be Monday, Nov. 12, starting at 11 a.m. rolling out from the corner of Central Avenue and Ontario Street.
Vietnam War veteran Gene Loparco of “Operation: Please Remember Me” is looking for volunteers to march in the parade carrying one of
153 American flags down Central and Washington Avenue.
“Each flag honors 10 of our own (military personnel) from the Capital Region,” Loparco said.
Participants can meet him at 10 a.m. at the parking lot on the corner of Central Avenue and Partridge Street to get a flag.
The parade will move east on Central then continue east on Washington Avenue to Hawk Street, east of the state Capitol. The reviewing stand is situated on the steps of the State Education Building.
— Lynda J. Edwards