Village of Valley Stream pays tribute to its fallen soldiers


With a sun-filled sky overhead, the streets were lined with patriotic verve and flag-waving residents, observing the memory of those who gave their lives in the service of this country during the village’s 103rd Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 29. Parade participants gathered at Wheeler Avenue and Rockaway Parkway as the parade line wound through the village ending at the memorial site at the Village Green. There, a ceremony was subsequently held to honor the names of the Valley Stream residents engraved on the memorial monument who fought and died in combat.

A separate memorial service, honoring Central High School students killed in the line of duty in the nation’s wars, was held at the Central High School memorial plaque on May 27.