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Memorial Day parade, pomp and patriotism

Kelly Schwarz, 9, with Girl Scout Troop 777,

Kelly Schwarz, 9, with Girl Scout Troop 777, Deer Park, places flags at the graves at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale last year. ( May 26, 2012) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile


MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins at the corner of Middle Country Road and Henry Road, ends at VFW Hall Post 4927 on Horseblock Road; memorial service at end of the parade, 1 p.m. 631-585-7390.

East Meadow
UNITED VETERANS ORGANIZATION REMEMBRANCE SERVICE. Assembly at 10 a.m., the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, the Nassau County Police Pipe Band and veterans organizations, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue,, 516-343-0106.

PARADE AND SERVICE. Assembly at 1:30 p.m. and service at 2 p.m., bring your colors and join in the parade, Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave., 516-785-9090.

FIREWORKS DISPLAY: View fireworks on the school grounds, 10 p.m., Greenport High School, 720 Front St., rain date May 27, 631-765-3161.

CEREMONY AND PARADE. Ceremonies begin at noon at the cemetery on Greenwich Street, parade begins 2:30 p.m. at Hempstead Legion Square, Greenwich Street and Marvin Avenue, to cemetery on Greenwich Street, sponsored by the village, 516-489-3400. Sunday.

WREATH CEREMONY. At war memorials on front lawn of Town Hall, East Northport Middle School Choral group performs, special guests are Town of Huntington father-and-son veterans U.S. Army Sgt. Michael J. Schmitt Sr. and U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael J. Schmitt Jr., who served simultaneously in the Middle East, 9:30 a.m., Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main St., refreshments, 631-351-3012.

PARADE. Begins at railroad station parking lot on Doughty Boulevard to John J. Oliveri VFW Post 1582 at Mott Avenue, service held after parade, 11:30 a.m. 516-295-3285

PARADE. Begins at noon at Oceanside Beach Resort, 626 Montauk Hwy., and heads east through the village, turning left on Edison and then past the post office to circle back to the village green with remembrance, honor presentations and ends with patriotic songs; blessing of the bikes before parade at 11:30 a.m., 631-668-9825.

South Setauket
SERVICE. Service at Crowley Memorial Park, Old Town Road and Greenhaven Boulevard, sponsored by American Legion Post 432; 9:30 a.m. service to follow at American Legion Post 432, Free, 8 a.m., 631-473-9774.

PARADE. Begins noon at Yaphank Avenue, goes along Main Street to Everett Drive and ends at Yaphank Fire Department.

BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH. Canadian F-18s, civilian planes perform aerial stunts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jones Beach State Park, 2400 Ocean Pkwy., free, $10 parking,, 631-321-3510.


CEREMONY AND PARADE. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m., followed by parade at the Broadway Triangle gazebo, hosted by the VFW of Amityville Post 7223, 10 a.m., 631-691-6391.

Babylon Village
PARADE. Begins at Foster Boulevard and Deer Park Avenue, south down Deer Park Avenue, west on Main Street to the memorial at Argyle Park Gazebo; service at gazebo following the parade, 11 a.m., 631-669-0094.

PARADE. Parade route starts at Linden Street and heads south to Silver Lake Park, 9:30 p.m., 516-867-9873.

Bay Shore
SERVICE AND PARADE. Memorial services at 9 a.m. at Bay Shore LIRR station, parade starts at 10 a.m. at Lanier Lane/Main Street and proceeds to Oakwood Cemetery, hosted by Bay Shore American Legion Post 365., 9 a.m., 631-383-3808.

PARADE. Begins at Village Hall, down School Street, onto Bayville Avenue and to Soundside Beach, Free, 1:30 p.m., 516-628-1644.

PARADE. Begins at Broadway and Central Avenue, ends at Bethpage Community Park, Stewart and Cherry avenues, sponsored by Bethpage Memorial Committee and fire department, 10 a.m., 516-933-6300.

Blue Point
PARADE. Starts at Blue Point Avenue and Middle Road, north on Blue Point Avenue to firehouse, sponsored by the fire department, 11 a.m., 631-363-6310.

PARADE. Begins at Hubal Street and Ocean Avenue to firehouse on Pearl Street, sponsored by Bohemia Fire Department, 10 a.m., 631-589-2555.

PARADE. The American Legion Joseph Loeffler Post 1006 hosts, the 144th annual Memorial Day parade, starting with a service at 9 a.m. at the cemetery at Madison Avenue and Jackson Street, parade follows at 9:30 a.m., 631-273-4443.

PARADE. Begins at Bellport High School, onto Beaver Dam Road, to South Country Road, north to Fireplace Neck Road and Gillespie Path for ceremony, sponsored by fire department, 9 a.m..

SERVICE. Service in honor of Memorial Day, 1 p.m., Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Blvd., 631-727-5410.

Center Moriches
PARADE. Begins 9 a.m. at Lake Avenue and Main Street, east to Mount Pleasant Cemetery for ceremony, sponsored by VFW Victory Post 414, ceremony to follow at 10 a.m., 9 a.m.

PARADE. Begins at Harrison Drive to Park Circle, sponsored by the fire department, 10:30 a.m., 631-351-3012.

Central Islip
PARADE AND CEREMONY. Parade starts at Moloney Funeral Home, Irving Street and Carleton Avenue, to Alfano School, 50 Wheeler Rd. for ceremonies, 10 a.m., 631-234-5440.

PARADE. From Jericho Turnpike and Larkfield Road, east to Cannon Park at Jericho and Veterans Memorial Highway, sponsored by VFW Post 9263, 10 a.m., 631-368-9463.

PARADE. Begins at Dixon Avenue and Great Neck Road, south on Great Neck Road, stops at two war memorials that are in the parade route, ends at the Great Neck Road Elementary School, hosted by VFW Warren Keer Post 9482, 10 a.m., 631-926-0117.

MASS CELEBRATION. Memorial Day Mass, “A Salute to Our Heroes,” Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3442 Route 112, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.,, 631-732-3460.

Deer Park
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. Parade starts on Lake Avenue, proceeds to the memorial stone at Deer Park Avenue School, hosted by the Edward K. Peisker VFW Post 5348, 10 a.m., 631-586-2299.

East Islip
PARADE. Begins at Main Street and Greenwood, proceeds west on Main Street to Town Hall, sponsored by AMVETS Post 18, 10 a.m. assemble at 9 a.m., 631-273-3974.

East Meadow
PARADE. Begins at East Meadow High School, proceeding south to Hempstead Turnpike, left on Hempstead Turnpike to Prospect Avenue, ending at Town of Hempstead Veterans Memorial Park, 10 a.m., 516-359-4269.

East Northport
PARADE. From Clay Pitts and Larkfield roads north to Pulaski Road to John Walsh Memorial Park adjacent to Northport-East Northport Library, 12:15 p.m., 631-351-3012.

East Norwich
PARADE. Begins at Walnut Avenue and Route 106 and ends at fire department, 900 Oyster Bay Rd., sponsored by the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Company, 9 a.m.

East Rockaway
PARADE. Parade begins at VFW Post 3350 at 164 Main St. to reviewing stand at East Rockaway Village Hall at 376 Atlantic Ave., sponsored by American Legion Post 958 and VFW Post 3350, 10 a.m., 516-887-8170.

East Setauket
PARADE. Begins at Memorial Park, then on Main Street to Route 25A to East Setauket Memorial Park, sponsored by the VFW Post 3054, 10 a.m., 631-751-5541.

PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins at Sewanhaka High School, south on Covert Avenue, west on Hempstead Turnpike to Elmont Memorial Library, 799 Hempstead Tpke. for services at 11 a.m., sponsored by American Legion Post 1033, 10 a.m.

READING OF NAMES. Vietnam Veterans of America, Suffolk County Chapter 11, sponsors the event at Vietnam Memorial, Bald Hill, Free,5 p.m., 631-751-1813.

Floral Park
PARADE. Begins on Elizabeth Street, to Memorial Park for ceremonies, sponsored by American Legion Post 334, 10 a.m., 516-437-1295.

Franklin Square
PARADE. Starts at VFW at 68 Lincoln Rd., to Hempstead Turnpike, west to Franklin Avenue, south to Fenworth Boulevard, east to Claflin Boulevard, south on Claflin to Naple Avenue, west to the gazebo and veterans memorial at the south end of Rath Park, sponsored by VFW Post 2718, 10 a.m., 516-354-9393.

PARADE AND CEREMONY. Assembling at Freeport High School, begins at South Brookside Avenue, travels south to West Merrick Road, east on West Merrick to South Ocean Avenue, ending at the library with a wreath-laying ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 342, 10 a.m.

Garden City
PARADE. Parade begins on Cherry Valley Avenue at 10th Street, to the middle school at Cherry Valley and Stewart avenues for ceremony, 10 a.m.

Garden City Park
PARADE. Begins at Denton Avenue and Jericho Turnpike, east on Jericho Turnpike to Nassau Boulevard, north to 4th Street, west on 4th to Garden City Park School where a brief ceremony is held. Breakfast served following ceremony at the fire house, 2264 Jericho Tpke., hosted by the Garden City Park VFW Post 120., 9 a.m., 516-790-1719.

Glenwood Landing
PARADE. Begins at Fire Station 1 on Grove Street, ends at Fire Station 2 on Glen Head Road, sponsored by American Legion Post 336, 9 a.m.

Great Neck
PARADE. Begins at Susquehanna Avenue and Middleneck Road to veterans memorial at village green, 9:30 a.m., 516-466-2199.

PARADE. Begins at East Maple Road, south on Broadway to Memorial Park at Pulaski and Broadway, sponsored by fire department, 9 a.m., 631-351-3012.

PARADE. Begins with ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street at 10 a.m., parade heads south along Main, turns onto Front Street and ends at Third Street firehouse, 10 a.m.,, 631-477-9729.

PARADE. Begins at Sears on North Broadway to Hicksville Middle School on Fourth Street, sponsored by United Veterans of Hicksville, 9 a.m., 631-374-4473.

PARADE. South on Main Street from Holbrook Plaza, west on Furrows Road, south on Grundy Avenue to Alex Diguardia Memorial, 10:30 a.m., 631-471-2725.

PARADE. Begins north on New York Avenue from Big H shopping center and ends on Main Street, hosted by Nathan Hale VFW 1469, 11:30 a.m., 631-351-3012.

Kings Park
PARADE. Parade begins at RJO School, Old Dock Road and Church Street, east on Main Street to Veterans Plaza at corner of Church Street and Route 25A for flag ceremonies, sponsored by American Legion Post 944 of Kings Park, 9 a.m., 631-269-4140.

Lake Ronkonkoma
PARADE. Parade begins at the American Legion Post 155, 115 Church St., west to Hawkins Avenue, north to Portion Road, west to Ronkonkoma Avenue, south to Raynor Beach County Park for a service, sponsored by the American Legion Post 155, 10 a.m., 631-588-8608. Monday, May 27

PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins at the Lawrence-Cederhurst firehouse on the corner of Central Avenue and Washington Avenue toward Cedarhurst Memorial Plaza, in the Andrew J. Parise Park, where service follows, 10:45 a.m., 516-295-5770.

PARADE. Parade begins at Island Trees Memorial Middle School on Wantagh Avenue, proceeds west down Hempstead Turnpike to the Levittown Library, sponsored by American Legion Post 1711, 10 a.m.,, 516-731-9114.

Locust Valley
PARADE. Begins at American Legion Post 962, 280 Forest Ave., ends at athletic field on Bayville Road, 9 a.m.

Long Beach
PARADE. Starts at Ohio Avenue and Beach Street, ends at Kennedy Plaza in front of Long Beach City Hall, 9:30 a.m. 516-889-7516. Monday, May 27

Massapequa Park

PARADE. Sgt. Peter F. Colleran VFW Post 7763 and American Legion Post 1066 are hosting the Memorial Day Parade, route starts on Front Street, west to Park Boulevard, ending south on Broadway to Klestinec Park where a memorial service is held, Free, 10 a.m., 516-798-0244.


PARADE. Begins at Montauk Highway and Mastic Road, proceeds down Mastic Road to the Mastic firehouse for a small ceremony, 11 a.m.

Mastic Beach

PARADE. Begins at Neighborhood and Commack roads, east to Mastic Beach Road, west to Washington Road, sponsored by American Legion Post 1533, 11 a.m., 631-395-1981.


PARADE. Begins at school on Tremont Avenue, north on Route 112 to Medford Memorial Park, sponsored by VFW Post 2937, 11 a.m.


PARADE. Begins at Fletcher Place and Route 110, south of Northern State Parkway to firehouse, 10 a.m., 631-351-3012.


PARADE AND CEREMONY. Parade starts on Veterans Plaza, between Merrick and Brooklyn Avenues and proceed North on Merrick Avenue to Veterans Monument at Lee Avenue, 9:30 a.m


PARADE AND SERVICE. Starts 11 a.m. at Wilson Park, west on Westbury Avenue, north on Roslyn Road, west on Jericho Turnpike and south on Marcellus Road to Mineola Memorial Park Veterans Monument for a ceremony at noon, sponsored by American Legion Memorial Post 349, in event of rain, ceremony held at Mineola Village Hall, 516-741-4152.


MORNING COLORS. Coast Guard and Scouts flag-raising ceremony and remembrance with guest speakers; flag is lowered and folded. Flags in need of retirement are burned under the watchful eye of the Montauk Fire Department, 8 a.m., Montauk Village Green, Main Street.

Mount Sinai

AMERICAN FLAGS DISPLAY. Display of Old Glory, state, armed forces, territories and local government flags with information signs, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., North Shore Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Rd.,, 631-509-0882.


PARADE. Begins on north end of Laurel Avenue, proceeds to harbor, then to village park, sponsored by American Legion Post 694, 9:30 a.m., 631-351-3012.

Oyster Bay

PARADE. Begins on South Street and continues on Main Street, which becomes Audrey Avenue, ending at the bandstand opposite the post office for services, 10:30 a.m., 516-922-7135.


PARADE. Begins at Old Country Road, east to Plainview Community Park on Washington Avenue for ceremony, sponsored by American Legion at Plainview and the Plainview-Old Bethpage VFW, 9:30 a.m., 516-931-7030.

Port Jefferson

SERVICE. Begins at Veterans Memorial Park across from Village Hall, Port Jefferson Harbor, sponsored by American Legion Post 432, 9 a.m., 631-473-9774.

Port Washington

PARADE AND CEREMONY. Parade and ceremony begin on Main Street, service to follow at bandshell, sponsored by American Legion Post 509 and VFW Post 1819, 10 a.m., 516-708-5819. 

Rockville Centre

PARADE. Begins at Southside High School, west on Shepherds Street, south on North Long Beach Road, south on Oceanside Road to Rockville Centre Recreation Center; Memorial service after parade, Free, 10 a.m.,


PARADE. Along Main Street from Handsome Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, sponsored by the Sayville Fire Department, 9 a.m., 631-589-4830. 


PARADE. Begins at Verity Plaza, north on Washington Avenue, ends at Four Chaplains Monument, memorial service to follow, presented by the Seaford American Legion, 10 a.m., 516-785-9429.

Shelter Island

PARADE. Lost Sailor ceremony at Bridge Street at 8:30 a.m.; parade in the Island Center at 10 a.m.; hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream after parade at the Legion Hall, sponsored by the Legion and the Lions, 10 a.m., 631-749-1180.


PARADE. Begins at Singer Lane, west on Main Street to Town Hall, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, ceremony follows, noon. 

Sound Beach 

SERVICE. The Sound Beach Civic Association sponsors a memorial service on New York Avenue across from the post office, noon, 631-922-3773.


PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins 10:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2 S. Main St., down Jobs Lane to Agawam Park, Pond Lane for service at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Chuck Scarborough, presented by Commission on Veterans Patriotic Events, 10:45 a.m., 631-283-0247, ext. 222.

St. James

PARADE AND SERVICE. Starts at Woodland and Lake avenues, north on Lake to St. James Elementary School for services, sponsored by VFW Post 395 and Sherwood Bros. American Legion Post 1152, 10 a.m.

Stony Brook

PARADE. Begins at Stony Brook Shopping Center, east on Main Street to Veterans Memorial Park, sponsored by the VFW, 10 a.m., 631-751-5541.

Valley Stream

PARADE. Begins at Rockaway Parkway and Wheeler Avenue, ends at veterans monument at Hicks and Valley Stream boulevards, American Legion Post 854 and VFW Post 1790 as hosts, Free, 9:30 a.m., 516-791-9719.


PARADE AND CEREMONY. Begins on Beltagh Avenue by the Wantagh Middle School and precedes south on Wantagh Avenue, turns east on Park Avenue and ends at the American Legion Post at 3484 Park Ave.; ceremony starts promptly at the conclusion of the parade and includes a presentation of remembrance, 10 a.m., 516-785-9497.

West Babylon

PARADE AND CEREMONY. Parade assembles at 9:30 a.m. to set off at 10 a.m. at Arnold Avenue and Route 109, ending at American Legion Post 1634, 631-669-3931.

West Hempstead

PARADE. Begins at Nassau Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue, north on Hempstead, then west on Roosevelt Boulevard, ends with ceremony at Echo Park, 10 a.m., 516-733-0879.

West Islip

PARADE. Begins at Roderick and Udall roads, south to Memorial Park on Udall and Higbie Lane to opening service, south on Higbie Lane to Paul J. Bellew Elementary School to closing service, sponsored by American Legion Post 1738, open house follows services at the post, 10 a.m., 631-422-1738.

Williston Park

SERVICES AND PARADE. “Everlasting Service” at American Legion Post 144, followed by parade through village, 9 a.m., 516-746-9310.

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