The 57th Hilltowns Memorial Day Parade is both a celebration and memorial event commemorating those who have been lost during military service to our country. This year’s theme is “Never forget, ever honor”. Participants will include: Berne-Knox-Westerlo marching band, floats, military and classic vehicles, horses, fire and emergency vehicles, adult and youth marching groups. The parade begins at 10:00am and proceeds west through the village of Berne. All participants convene at the memorial garden and flag pole in front of the BKW Elementary school. Ceremonies include: wreath laying, color guard ceremony, echoing Taps and benediction followed by awards for parade participants. All are welcome to this free event.