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(Village of Oswego map)

In light of Memorial Day this coming Monday, the village of Oswego's weekly "care"-avan event will honor military members who have died in service to the country.

The caravan of essential workers and their vehicles, from fire trucks and squad cars to heavy machinery and plow trucks, will be flying the U.S. flag and flags representing the branches of the armed services, during a route downtown Oswego on Friday afternoon.

This week, the route begins at 1:30 p.m. from the Oswego Senior Center and it will end on Washington St. 

From the senior center, the caravan will turn right onto Franklin Street, left onto Garfield Street, left onto Jefferson Street, left onto Main Street, left onto Douglas Street, right onto Madison Street, right onto Judson Avenue, left onto Madison Street, right onto Forest Avenue, left onto Hickory Street, continuing onto Benton Street, right onto Madison Street, and right onto Tyler Street, ending at Washington Street.

Residents are advised to watch from their own front porches and yards, stand at least six feet apart from others, and avoid gathering together in groups to watch the caravan.

Additional caravan routes, several of which have already occurred, may continue, depending on developments with the coronavirus pandemic and resulting Stay at Home orders, and so long as they can be conducted safely without crowding, which can jeopardize public health.

Residents can take additional steps to protect themselves, their neighbors, and essential workers by wearing face masks and continuing to regularly wash their hands and routinely disinfect surfaces.