The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday in front of the Woodmere Fire Department firehouse at 20 Irving Place in Woodmere and proceed on Broadway into Hewlett, and will end at Hewlett High School on Everit Avenue. “We’ll have refreshments, a poetry contest, some guest speakers and musical entertainment,” Wysocki said, referring to post-parade activities.
Participants will include the Hewlett High School Marching Band, Hewlett High School Youth Leadership Forum, Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education, The Disabled American Veterans, the fire departments as well as various school district clubs and sports teams, and other groups.
The annual parade that begins in Lawrence and ends in Cedarhurst will step off at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department firehouse, at 75 Washington Ave. on Monday, and will continue towards Cedarhurst Memorial Plaza, in Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park.
The fire department, including a fire Color Guard, the Lawrence High School and New York Police Department bands, along with various other locals groups will march. A service will be held in remembrance of fallen soldiers and refreshments will be served afterwards.
“Last year’s parade was a terrific success, between the huge number of parade participants and the phenomenal amount of attendees, it was a true inspiration to us all,” said Cedarhurst Mayor Andrew Parise, A World War II veteran. “To see so many people, young and old, from every walk of life, to come together to show support for our veterans was truly monumental.”