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Longtime Syosset Memorial Day Parade organizer Gus Scutari (Credit: Josh Stewart)

Longtime Syosset Memorial Day Parade organizer Gus Scutari walks the parade route alongside the Syosset High School Marching Band. (May 28, 2012)

Memorial Day weekend around Long Island

Long Islanders are enjoying the Memorial Day weekend with parades, festivals and picnics. Submit your own photo here.

Longtime Syosset Memorial Day Parade organizer Gus Scutari
(Credit: Josh Stewart)

Longtime Syosset Memorial Day Parade organizer Gus Scutari walks the parade route alongside the Syosset High School Marching Band. (May 28, 2012)

From left, Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris
(Credit: Josh Stewart)

From left, Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris Coschignano, Syosset American Legion Post 175 member Mike Walsh and Post 175 Commander Warren Church pose next to a painting local artist Walsh drew representing the Syosset Memorial Day Parade. Walsh presented the painting to the post following the 2012 parade. (May 28, 2012)

The U.S. Army Reserve's 773rd Transportation Co., based
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The U.S. Army Reserve's 773rd Transportation Co., based at Fort Totten in Bayside, drove military vehicles in the Centereach Memorial Day Parade. (May 21, 2012)

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Centereach Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Dennis Sullivan
(Credit: Carl Corry)

Centereach Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Dennis Sullivan of VFW Post Post 4927 leads the procession. (May 27, 2012)

U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), left, Grand Marshal
(Credit: Carl Corry)

U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), left, Grand Marshal Dennis Sullivan and VFW State Commander Harold Leavor at the Centereach Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2012)

Men from VFW Post 395 gathered for the
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Men from VFW Post 395 gathered for the group's annual St. James Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Carmela Ambrosio, of Smithtown, sold American flags to
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Carmela Ambrosio, of Smithtown, sold American flags to raise money for the American Legion Sherwood Brothers Post 1152 at the St. James Memorial Day Parade. (May, 28, 2012)

The Intardonato family was one of many who
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The Intardonato family was one of many who thanked war veterans for their service during the St. James Memorial Day Parade. (May 28, 2012)

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The community gathered for the annual St. James
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The community gathered for the annual St. James Memorial Day Parade to pay tribute to the men and women who have risked their lives to protect our freedom. (May 28, 2012)

Bob and Doreen Fiore, St. James residents for
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Bob and Doreen Fiore, St. James residents for 29 years, attended the Memorial Day Parade to honor and thank the men and women who have risked their lives for their country. (May 28, 2012)

Lt. Col. Mike Simonelli watched the St. James
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Lt. Col. Mike Simonelli watched the St. James Memorial Day Parade with his son, Mikey, and was honored for his service in the U.S. Army. (May 28, 2012)

VFW Post 395 and American Legion Sherwood Brothers
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

VFW Post 395 and American Legion Sherwood Brothers Post 1152 held its annual St. James Memorial Day Parade. (May 28, 2012)

At the St. James Memorial Day Parade, wreaths
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

At the St. James Memorial Day Parade, wreaths were arranged on the lawn of St. James Elementary School to honor and remember veterans. (May 28, 2012)

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Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade in Bellport. (May 28, 2012)

Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade in Bellport. (May 28, 2012)

Bianca Magnola, 3, and Kalisto Magnola, 5, participate
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Bianca Magnola, 3, and Kalisto Magnola, 5, participate in the Memorial Day parade in Bellport. (May 28, 2012)

Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade in Bellport. (May 28, 2012)

Brianna DiPinto, 4, of Brookhaven, watches the Memorial
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Brianna DiPinto, 4, of Brookhaven, watches the Memorial Day parade in Bellport. (May 28, 2012)

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Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Community members participate in the Memorial Day parade in Bellport. (May 28, 2012)

World War II Navy veteran William Murphy, 90,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

World War II Navy veteran William Murphy, 90, of Coram attends the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

Wreaths at the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Wreaths at the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

World War II veteran Bob Harrison of Ridge
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

World War II veteran Bob Harrison of Ridge carries the branches colors during the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

Gold Star mother Michele Naughton reads the Prayer
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Gold Star mother Michele Naughton reads the Prayer for Fallen Soldiers at the ceremony as committee members place the gold star wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

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A member of the Patriot Guard Riders of
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A member of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York arrives for the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

Paul Skinner, of Patchogue, a member of the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Paul Skinner, of Patchogue, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York arrives for the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

A flag bearer salutes during the playing of
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A flag bearer salutes during the playing of the national anthem at the Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 28, 2012)

Sophie and Russel Plotnitzky show their patriotism as
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Sophie and Russel Plotnitzky show their patriotism as they cheer with flags in hand during the East Norwich Memorial Day Parade. (May 28, 2012)

Five-year-old Brendan Murray of Bayville sits in his
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Five-year-old Brendan Murray of Bayville sits in his wagon during the Memorial Day parade in Bayville. (May 28, 2012)

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Members of Daisy Troop 2133 march in the
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of Daisy Troop 2133 march in the Kings Park Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Vietnam veterans William Macchione, 63, of San Remo,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Vietnam veterans William Macchione, 63, of San Remo, and John Berger, of Kings Park, talk to a member of the crowd at the Kings Park Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Members of the Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department hang a wreath during the Kings Park Memorial Day observance. (May 28, 2012)

Dan Ryan, commander of the American Legion Post
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Dan Ryan, commander of the American Legion Post 944, lowers the flag to half-staff at the Kings Park Memorial Day observance. (May 28, 2012)

Members of Kings Parks' Boy Scout and Cub
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of Kings Parks' Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops salute the flag at the Kings Park Memorial Day observance. (May 28, 2012)

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Members of Boy Scouts Troop 312 carry a
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of Boy Scouts Troop 312 carry a flag down Larkfield Road during the East Northport Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Members of the East Northport Fire Department ride
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the East Northport Fire Department ride in an antique fire truck during the East Northport Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Members of a local Girl Scout troop, escorted
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of a local Girl Scout troop, escorted by Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran Matt Paskett, place a wreath at the veterans memorial during the East Northport Memorial Day observance. (May 28, 2012)

Joseph Taylor, 6, of East Northport, is escorted
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Joseph Taylor, 6, of East Northport, is escorted by Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran Matt Paskett, to place a wreath at the veterans memorial during East Northport's Memorial Day observance. (May 28, 2012)

Lisa Longobardi, of East Northport, her sons Joseph
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Lisa Longobardi, of East Northport, her sons Joseph and Nicholas, and her father Morton Weisberg, watch the memorial ceremony in East Northport. (May 28, 2012)

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Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9263 fire off a salute at the East Northport Memorial Day observance. (May 28, 2012)

Russel Plotnitzky shows his patriotism with flag in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Russel Plotnitzky shows his patriotism with flag in hand during the East Norwich Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Petty Officer 2nd class Tom Wulforst and retired
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Petty Officer 2nd class Tom Wulforst and retired Capt. Stephen Treacy wave during the East Norwich Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Wulforst and retired
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Wulforst and retired Capt. Stephen Treacy attend the East Norwich Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

The Oyster Bay High School Marching Band performs
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The Oyster Bay High School Marching Band performs during the East Norwich Memorial Day parade in East Norwich. (May 28, 2012)

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Emma Dillman watches the Huntington Memorial Day Parade
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Emma Dillman watches the Huntington Memorial Day Parade Monday on Main Street. (May 28, 2012)

Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main Street in East Setauket. (May 28, 2012)

Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main Street in East Setauket. (May 28, 2012)

The Memorial Day parade in East Setauket makes
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The Memorial Day parade in East Setauket makes its way along Main Street. (May 28, 2012)

Cub Scouts are among those participating in the
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Cub Scouts are among those participating in the Memorial Day parade along Main Street in East Setauket. (May 28, 2012)

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Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main Street in East Setauket. (May 28, 2012)

Parade-goers at the Three Villages Memorial Day Parade.
(Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers at the Three Villages Memorial Day Parade. (May 28, 2012)

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