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Ali Kat Bertash, left, of the American Bombshells, (Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Ali Kat Bertash, left, of the American Bombshells, sings on a float at the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road. She is joined by her sister Rayna and Lolly Windsor. Events also included a waterfront ceremony in Hudson Park. (May 28, 2012)

Memorial Day in New Rochelle

The fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade featured Fleet Week soldiers and sailors as well as various military personnel. A waterfront ceremony with a helicopter landing followed in Hudson Park. (May 28, 2012)

The New Rochelle High School marching band performs
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

The New Rochelle High School marching band performs at the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road, featuring Fleet Week soldiers and sailors as well as various military personnel. Events also included a waterfront ceremony in Hudson Park. (May 28, 2012)

From left, Miss Westchester Sarah Hreyo 21, of
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

From left, Miss Westchester Sarah Hreyo 21, of Yonkers; Miss Hudson Valley, Megan Hernandez, 22, of Yonkers; and Miss Teen Westchester, Jacqueline Groccia, 15, of Eastchester, join the 42nd Army Rainbow Band, based at Camp Smith in Cortlandt Manor, in a waterfront ceremony in Hudson Park. The fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road featured Fleet Week soldiers and sailors, military personnel and bands. (May 28, 2012)

A float in the fifth annual New Rochelle
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

A float in the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road, which featured Fleet Week soldiers and sailors, various military personnel and marching bands. Also featured was a waterfront ceremony in Hudson Park. (May 28, 2012)

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Vietnam veteran James Tudy, of New Rochelle, salutes
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Vietnam veteran James Tudy, of New Rochelle, salutes during the national anthem after the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road. The waterfront ceremony took place in Hudson Park. (May 28, 2012)

Spectators listen to the national anthem at a
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Spectators listen to the national anthem at a waterfront ceremony in Hudson Park after the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade took place earlier in the day on Pelham Road. (May 28, 2012)

Ali Kat Bertash, left, of the American Bombshells,
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Ali Kat Bertash, left, of the American Bombshells, sings on a float at the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road. She is joined by her sister Rayna. A waterfront ceremony took place after the parade in Hudson Park. (May 28, 2012)

Spectators watch the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Spectators watch the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road, featuring Fleet Week soldiers and sailors, military personnel and marching bands. A waterfront ceremony in Hudson Park took place after the parade. (May 28, 2012)

Spectators watch the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Spectators watch the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade on Pelham Road on Monday on a hot, sunny and humid day. (May 28, 2012)

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A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter lands in Hudson
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter lands in Hudson Park for a waterfront ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day after the fifth annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade took place earlier in the day Monday on Pelham Road. (May 28, 2012)

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter lands in Hudson
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter lands in Hudson Park as part of a waterfront ceremony to mark Memorial Day in New Rochelle. Posing are members of the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron, based in Trenton. (May 28, 2012)

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