The Long Lake American Legion Post #650 will be hosting the Long Lake Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 in Long Lake, NY. The parade starts at 8:30 a.m from the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. The Honor Guard will march to the Long Lake Bridge to commemorate those lost at sea and then return to the Doughboy Monument and Town Hall. At 9 a.m. the parade will re-commence and go to the Long Lake Cemetery for a ceremony and speech continuing on to the Vietnam Memorial at South Hill Road and Deerland Road.
The guest speaker for the Long Lake Memorial Day ceremony is CSM Christopher Reeves, Senior NCO for the 91st Military Police Battalion at Fort Drum.
CSM Christopher Reeves enlisted in the Army on 17 November 1993 as a Parachute Rigger. In August 1995 he reclassified and earned the MOS 31B, Military Police.
He has held every level of leadership from Team Leader to BN Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include Parachute Rigger Eco 782d MSB 82d Airborne Division, FT Bragg NC; Gunner and Team Leader 170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis WA, Special Reaction Team, entry team member 51st Military Police Detachment Fort Lewis WA; Team Leader and Squad Leader 13th Military Police Company, Vicenza, Italy; Platoon Sergeant 252d Military Police Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood MO; Drill Sergeant A CO 795th Military Police Company, Fort Leonard Wood MO; Platoon Sergeant and Operations Sergeant 410th Military Police Company Fort Hood TX; Provost Operations Sergeant USARCENT Fort McPherson GA; First Sergeant HSC III Armored Corps Fort Hood TX; Operations Sergeant HHC 89th Military Police Brigade Fort Hood TX; First Sergeant 64th Military Police Company Fort Hood TX; Command Sergeant Major 720th MP BN (R)(P) Fort Hood TX; Directorate Sergeant Major of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, Fort Gordon GA and Command Sergeant Major 91st Military Police Battalion, Fort Drum NY. He has been deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for three rotations
CSM Reeves military education includes the Airborne Course, Parachute Riggers Course, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Law Enforcement Senior Leaders Course, Hostage Negotiation Course; Antiterrorism Officer Basic and Advanced Course, IMCOM DPTMS Course, Drill Sergeants Course, First Sergeants Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 64.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 3OLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal 6OLC, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal 7OLC, Army Good Conduct Medal 7TH Award, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 5, National Defense Service ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon numeral 3, Kosovo Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation 1OLC, Army Superior Unit Award. He has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Rigger Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, French Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold), Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze), CSM Reeves is a member of the Distinguished SGT Morales club and the Audie Murphy club.
In the event of rain the ceremony and speech will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847.