CHEERS - To remembering our soldiers. Local events this holiday weekend observe Memorial Day, the day we honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in our armed forces. Thankfully, veterans and other volunteers have taken the time to offer the ceremonial observances. Among the local Memorial Day events are parades in Gloversville and Johnstown. Johnstown's parade took place Friday and Gloversville's is Monday. We encourage people to show their respect for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice by attending a Memorial Day program. Please remember who we owe for the freedom and democratic way of life we enjoy in America.