Un­der­ground Rail­road mu­seum hon­ors veterans

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE REGION -

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

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