As the final resting place of veterans from every American conflict, Riverside Cemetery will celebrate Memorial Day with a program on May 28.
The ceremony will begin at approximately 8:50 a.m. with the laying of a wreath by local veterans at the flagpole in front of the Page Memorial Chapel.
Immediately following, there will be a short program in the chapel.
The program will include an invocation by Pastor Bruce Schrader, entertainment by the vocal group “A Classic Touch”, and a presentation entitled “Alvin Bronson: War and Commerce in Early Oswego” by Adam C. Gagas, Riverside Cemetery board member.
Alvin Bronson (1783-1881) was one the most influential business leaders and politicians of the 19th century, and had more impact on the early development of Oswego than perhaps any other single person.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the presentation will focus on his arrival in Oswego and his role in the events around the Battle of Oswego in 1814.
After the program, attendees are invited to stay for refreshments and enjoy the spectacular Tiffany stained glass windows in the Page Memorial Chapel.
Riverside Cemetery is located on County Route 57 just a half mile south of the Oswego County Public Safety Building.
Directions and more details can be found at www.riversidecemeteryofoswego.com.