People all around the nation are honoring the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our nation's freedom.  On this Memorial Day thousands turned out  to attend ceremonies, religious services  and parades throughout our area.

Many parades were held this morning.  In Binghamton the Memorial Day Parade began at 2:00 PM.  Participants traveled east on Main Street from American Legion Post 80 to the Courthouse.  There were many groups who took part along with Armed Forces veterans.  B.C Pipes and Drums marched and performed. Numerous police and fire personnel took part and the Twin Tier Mustang Club participated with a number of cars being showcased.  They were joined by several dozen motorcyclists as well.

Earlier in the day parades were held all around the region.  Morning parades and memorial services were held in the Town of Binghamton, Endicott, Owego, Johnson City, Oxford and Whitney Point.

Spectators lined the parade route in Binghamton.  Weather was partly sunny with temperatures in the low 80's.  The General Clinton Canoe Regatta wraps up this afternoon in Bainbridge.

At NYSEG Stadium the Rumble Ponies are playing an afternoon game against the Bowie Baysox.  The game completes a week-long homestand for Binghamton.