Memorial Day 2012 is this Monday May 28. People will be getting together to have cookouts and parties. Remember to check and see what businesses will be open or closed.

It’s a day off from work for many people, but let’s not forget what it’s all about - Remembering our Veterans. There’s a great way to show your support, and bring your whole family for the celebration. Go to a Veterans Day parade. There are several around the Albany area. Keep in mind that some of these parades will start on Wednesday May 23.

Here’s a list of parades:

May 23 - on Main Street, starting at 5:30 p.m.

May 23 - beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Clinton Street, and ends at the Troy-Waterford Bridge

May 24 - starting at Mohonasen High School on Curry Road, and wrap up at the Rotterdam Elks Club.

May 25 - the parade starts about 6:15 p.m. at Railroad Avenue, goes through the village and ends at the American Legion Post 490, off Lake Street. Route 4 will be closed.

May 25 - starts at 6:00 p.m. at Main Street and William Street, down Main Street all the way to the Village Triangle Park.

May 25 - begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Batten Kill Bridge, travling down Main Street, and will end at the V.F.W. on Abeel Avenue.

May 26 - starting at 9:00 a.m. at the South Street Naval Memorial and Milton Avenue, and will end with a memorial service at Low Street. The Ballston Spa parade is being sponsored by V.F.W post 358 and American Legion Post 234.

May 28 - starts at 10:00 a.m. on Route 443, and will end at the Berne-Knox Westerlo High School.

May 28 - Start time is 11:00 a.m. and begins at the Elsmere fire House on West Polar drive in Delmar, and travels down Elsmere Avenue to to Kenwood Ave., Adams Place, Adams St., Delaware Avenue. There will be a ceremony at the Bethlehem Veterans Memorial Park, at the end of the parade.

May 28 - Parade starts at Watervliet High School at 10:00 a.m. on precedes down Nineteenth Street.

May 28 - 10:00 a.m. start time, and begins on Main Street at Wood Park.

May 28 - Starts at 11:00 a.m. at 123rd Street and 5th Avenue.

May 28 - 1:15 p.m. and starts at Steamview Lane and Route 150.

May 28 - Starts at 10:00 a.m. at Boltwood Avenue.

May 28 - Starting time is 6:00 p.m. and starts at Fifth Street and Palmer Avenue.

May 28 - 9:30 a.m., and starts at Partridge Street and Central Avenue.

Will you be going to any Memorial Day parades?