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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Pleasantville's annual Memorial Day parade will take center stage Monday as hundreds line up to make their way through the village.

The parade route will begin at 10 a.m. at the World War I monument in front of Bedford Road School. The parade will march down to Memorial Plaza, where ceremonies will be conducted at the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War monuments.

"I really encourage everybody who is around that weekend to come," said Mayor Peter Scherer. "It is a great opportunity to hear some inspiring words, to honor our veterans and to participate in what lots of people have told me lots of times, is it feels like a little bit of Americana, almost as sort of a Norman Rockwell world. I mean that in the best way. Somehow Pleasantville has held onto traditions that haven't been so easy to hold onto everywhere in our country."

According to Scherer, the parade is expected to reach Memorial Plaza by 10:30 a.m. and the ceremonies will be accompanied by the Pleasantville High School band, the Pleasantville Fire Department band and the Pleasantville High School girl's a capella singing group.

The Pleasantville Union Free School District, Village Hall, and the Mount Pleasant Library will be closed Monday. There also will be no garbage and recycling collection.

There will be no parking at the Pleasantville train station due to the parade festivities at the WWII monument.

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