Honoring Oneida's Fallen Heroes

Our History:

If you would like to learn more about how the Memorial Day Parade came about, or if you would like to find out more about the people behind the scenes, click the button below.

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Our Fallen Heroes:

Here you can find a list of all Oneida area fallen veterans. The list is organized by the conflict in which each service member served and names are listed alphabetically for each conflict.

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Parade Staging details-

Below is laid out the order so you are familiar with who is in front of you and behind you. Please alert your members that Main Street will be shut down to all traffic by 6:15. The parade will step off promptly at 7:00 PM. New this year, plan for all members of your group to arrive no later than 6:45/7:00 if they are not planning to watch the Triangle Park Ceremony. Please maintain the staging area and place all trash in proper containers.

The parade route will take a right from Elizabeth Street, traveling straight down Main Street (Route 46) to the American Legion. The route is just under 1 mile in length. You will need to be mindful of the Oneida City police officers at key traffic light areas that may stop you to allow traffic to cross- adjust your pacing to avoid too large of gaps, try to maintain 2-3 cars lengths distance between your entry and the entry in front of you. Bands, you can adjust a longer length in distance if you have a vehicle entry in front of you-Fire Company’s, an occasional siren or horn is acceptable-please refrain from constant sirens throughout.

Quick reminder, No throwing candy from vehicles and floats during the parade. Those entries distributing candy or other items to observers must have volunteers walk alongside your entry to distribute these items.

Thank you so much for choosing to spend your Friday evening with us and honoring our fallen heroes! Lest we forget!


City of Oneida Police Department
Eastern Air Defense Triangle Park
Oneida Fallen Heroes – Youth from Elementary School
Car #1 Veterans Fiore
Car #2 Veterans Fiore
Durhamville Veterans Color Guard Fiorie
Oneida American Legion Color Guard & Truck Main
Munnsville Legion Post 54 Honor Guard Triangle Park
Extended Care Veteran Bus Main
Madison County Toys for Tots Main
City of Oneida Fire Department Main
Oneida High School Marching Band Triangle Park
Madison County Sheriff’s Department Main
New York State Police Vehicle Main
City of Oneida Mayor Leo Matzke & family Fiore
Oneida Common Council Members Elizabeth
Madison County Supervisors Elizabeth
Assemblyman John Salka Elizabeth
NYS Senator Rachel May Elizabeth
Ciotti Enterprise – Robert Relyea Elizabeth
Wampsville Fire Department – 1 truck Elizabeth
Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band Elizabeth
Abe Lincoln Fiore
Sons of the Union Veterans Fiore
Army Vehicles – driven by Matt Wilcox, US Army SSGT Main
Oneida Little League Elizabeth
Little Caesars Elizabeth
Karing Kitchen Elizabeth
Durhamville Fire Department Elizabeth
Camden Continental Fife & Drum Corps Elizabeth
Madison County Motivators (staged on Stone St.)
Special Olympics Stone St.
Hall of Fame Van Elizabeth
Relay for Life First off of East
Girl Scouts East
Canastota Community Band (staged on Main St)
Community Bank East
4H Worker Bees East
Cricket Wireless East
Captain Jack, the Wench and Crew (staged on Stone St)
Munnsville Fire Department East
Stockbridge Valley Marching Band East
American Red Cross East
Oneida City Flags of Honor East
Zonta East
Mohican Model A Ford Club (staged at Fiore)
Tri-Valley Warriors (First from off of Lexington)
HP Hood (staged on Main St.)
Ladies Death and Derby Lexington
Verona Fire Department (staged on Stone St)
Church on the Rock Lexington
Wanderers Rest Lexington
ARC Lexington
Boy Scouts Lexington
Miss New York Lexington
Madison County Head Start Lexington
Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps (staged on Main St)
Oneida Castle Fire Department (staged on Main St)