Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to honor and respect men and women who sacrificed their life while serving in the U.S. military. It is an annual tradition in communities across the country, and here on Long Island, neighbors take pride in honoring those who sacrificed.
Here is a partial listing of nearby Memorial Day parades:
The annual Memorial Day parade in East Rockaway will be held on Monday, May 29 starting at 10 a.m.
The parade begins at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 164 Main St. and continues east to Ocean Avenue. From there, the parade route turns north on Ocean Avenue and then west Centre Avenue. The parade proceeds south on Atlantic Avenue to Woods Avenue and past the reviewing stand in front of East Rockaway Village Hall at 376 Atlantic Ave.
Any veterans who wish to participate in the parade should contact Bill Halvorsen at (516) 599-5335 or by email email@example.com. Please type ‘East Rockaway Memorial Day Parade’ in the subject line.
A full weekend of activities is planned in Lynbrook.
Sunday, May 28 there is an opening ceremony at Greis Park from 6-6:30 p.m. There will be a special Veterans’ VIP Tent at Greis Park for all veterans in attendance. The veterans’ dinner is sponsored by Atria Tanglewood. The fireworks show “A Salute to Our Veterans” starts at 8:45 p.m. Chairs are prohibited on the turf field.
The Lynbrook Pool will be open for all village residents from 3-7:30 p.m. with identification and proof of residency.
6-6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony at Greis Park
5-8 p.m. Amusement for kids
6:15-8 p.m. Mayor’s Picnic
6:30-7:30 p.m. Music at the Plaza
6:45 p.m. Flag football tournament
7-7:45 p.m. Magic Show for kids at the Gazebo
The rain date is Monday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
The actual Memorial Day Parade takes place Monday, May 29 at 9:45 a.m. followed by Dough Boy Services
Visit LynbrookVillage.net for the parade route and street closings.