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Celebrate-Commemorate: How it all began 25 years ago in Waterloo (video)

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Duprey Video Productions has produced a video that recaps the 5 days of events that took place in May of 2000, which was originally thought to be a one year event to celebrate the turn of the century and the very first Celebrate-Commemorate Memorial Day in Waterloo, NY.


There are clips of the Lafayette School wreath laying Ceremony, Opening & Closing Ceremonies in the Park, each of the entertainers & musicians, as well as craft vendors in the park, the duck race, the car show, boat rides, horse & wagon rides, civil war re-enactors, and the military services at St. Mary’s and Maple Grove Cemeteries. The parade features many veterans and Waterloo Schools band members.

The highlight of Celebrate Commemorate 2000 was the attempt to put Waterloo in the Guinness Book of World Records for displaying the most American flags in a single town in one day. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H club members and anyone that participated in the flag count, might see themselves in the video!