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Vivian Schutta, 1, cheers as the Long Beach (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Vivian Schutta, 1, cheers as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Beech Street in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Memorial Day on Long Island 2013

Long Islanders enjoyed some time off and remembered those who paid the ultimate price to make freedom possible on Memorial Day weekend. Share your photos from the holiday weekend.

Bikers who are part of the Patriot Guard
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Bikers who are part of the Patriot Guard Riders arrive for Memorial Day services held at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 27, 2013)

Ken Wirth of Centereach, a member of the
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Ken Wirth of Centereach, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, carries his group's colors during Memorial Day services held at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 27, 2013)

Bugler Greg Efimets plays
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Bugler Greg Efimets plays "Taps" during Memorial Day services held at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 27, 2013)

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Gold Star parents Laurie and Richard E. Baylis,
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Gold Star parents Laurie and Richard E. Baylis, whose son Matthew was killed in Iraq on May 31, 2007, listen to the Prayer for Fallen Soldiers recited by Gold Star Mother Michelle McNaughton during Memorial Day services held at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 27, 2013)

From left, AJ Palmieri, Patrick Lally and John
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From left, AJ Palmieri, Patrick Lally and John Douglas Tarpey cheer as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Beech Street in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Mikayla Harberlack, left, cheers as the Long Beach
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Mikayla Harberlack, left, cheers as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Beech Street in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Vivian Schutta, 1, cheers as the Long Beach
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Vivian Schutta, 1, cheers as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Beech Street in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Jim Russen with his son Zachary on his
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Jim Russen with his son Zachary on his shoulders cheer as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Beech Street in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

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From left, Addison Bradley, Mikayla Harberlack, Marlee Weiner,
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From left, Addison Bradley, Mikayla Harberlack, Marlee Weiner, Shaylee Weiner, and Alyssa Habernack cheer as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Beech Street in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Beach goers hit the sand on Memorial Day
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Beach goers hit the sand on Memorial Day in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Long Beach

There are many things to do and enjoy
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There are many things to do and enjoy at Long Beach (off Long Beach Rd., Long Beach). You'll find a boat ramp, marina, pavilion, fishing area, food stand, showers, sailing and motorboats and windsurf lessons (fee).

Parade goers cheer as the Long Beach Memorial
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Parade goers cheer as the Long Beach Memorial Day parade heads down Park Avenue in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Beach goers hit the beach on Memorial Day
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Beach goers hit the beach on Memorial Day in Long Beach. (May 27, 2013)

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Members of the Long Beach Middle School Band
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Members of the Long Beach Middle School Band march down Beech Street during the Long Beach Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2013)

Members of the Long Beach Elementary Band march
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Members of the Long Beach Elementary Band march down Park Avenue during the Long Beach Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2013)

Members of the Long Beach High School marching
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Members of the Long Beach High School marching band head down Beech Street during the Long Beach Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Alice Lovejoy Timmons, in white, is presented with
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Alice Lovejoy Timmons, in white, is presented with an American flag during a ceremony in Farmingdale to honor the memory of her aunt, Alice Lovejoy, one of 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots who died while flying for their country. (May 27, 2013)

Historian Julie Lauria-Blum, left, and Alice Lovejoy Timmons
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Historian Julie Lauria-Blum, left, and Alice Lovejoy Timmons embrace after a ceremony in Farmingdale to honor the memory of Timmons' aunt, Alice Lovejoy, one of 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots who died while flying for their country. (May 27, 2013)

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Veterans carry flowers in Agawam Park in Southampton
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Veterans carry flowers in Agawam Park in Southampton Village during the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. (May 27, 2013)

NBC4 news anchorman Chuck Scarborough speaks in Agawam
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NBC4 news anchorman Chuck Scarborough speaks in Agawam Park in Southampton Village during the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. (May 27, 2013)

A color guard marches down Jobs Lane in
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A color guard marches down Jobs Lane in Southampton Village during the annual Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

A young boy watches as veterans walk down
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A young boy watches as veterans walk down Jobs Lane in Southampton Village during the annual Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Veterans carry flowers in Agawam Park in Southampton
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Veterans carry flowers in Agawam Park in Southampton Village during the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. (May 27, 2013)

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Chris Nastasi and daughter Willow watch a color
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Chris Nastasi and daughter Willow watch a color guard march down Jobs Lane in Southampton Village during the annual Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Robert Harding, 84, an original Montford Point Marine,
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Robert Harding, 84, an original Montford Point Marine, gets a kiss from his granddaughter Pfc. Brittney McKenzie during Memorial Day ceremonies in Roosevelt. He received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, at the event. (May 27, 2013)

Robert Harding, 84, an original Montford Point Marine,
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Robert Harding, 84, an original Montford Point Marine, is escorted back to his seat after receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, at Memorial Day ceremonies in Roosevelt. Last year, surviving troops from the World War II Montford Point Marines -- who desegregated the last military branch that had excluded African-Americans -- were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, but Harding had been too ill to make the trip. (May 27, 2013)

Robert Harding, 84, an original Montford Point Marine,
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Robert Harding, 84, an original Montford Point Marine, and his granddaughter Pfc. Brittney McKenzie, who deploys to Afghanistan next week, attend Memorial Day ceremonies in Roosevelt, where he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor. The medal hangs from the red, white and blue ribbon around his neck. (May 27, 2013)

Islip Girl Scouts Madison Tharp, 8, and Anna
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Islip Girl Scouts Madison Tharp, 8, and Anna Rahner, 8, hold a banner they made with Anna's mother and troop leader Jennifer Rahner, her son Alex, 6, and Ken Nevor, a disabled Vietnam veteran, during the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade on Main Street. (May 27, 2013)

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Members of the Great South Bay Power Squadron
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Members of the Great South Bay Power Squadron march in the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade on Main Street. (May 27, 2013)

The McNamaras of Islip Terrace dressed up their
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The McNamaras of Islip Terrace dressed up their dog Angel, 6, for the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade, which began in East Islip and ended in Islip. (May 27, 2013)

Eighteen-month-old Kayleigh Rivera-Folber of Islip claps and bobs
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Eighteen-month-old Kayleigh Rivera-Folber of Islip claps and bobs her head while watching her first Memorial Day parade in Islip. (May 27, 2013)

A young boy holds a rose during a
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A young boy holds a rose during a tribute ceremony following the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Eleven-month-old Jonathan Danielson of Mastic enjoys his first
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Eleven-month-old Jonathan Danielson of Mastic enjoys his first Memorial Day parade in Islip. (May 27, 2013)

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Army veteran David J. Hazarian, 85, of Bay
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Army veteran David J. Hazarian, 85, of Bay Shore sits with daughter Lydia Kaboolian, 50, and wife Johanna Hazarian, 78, after serving as grand marshal of the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Jim Muller, 47, an Army veteran from East
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Jim Muller, 47, an Army veteran from East Islip who served in the 101st Airborne Division, attends the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade with his son, Brenden, 4. (May 27, 2013)

A local Girl Scout carries an American flag
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A local Girl Scout carries an American flag down Main Street during the Town of Islip Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Kaylie Locke, 8, of Rotterdam, N.Y., and Patrick
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Kaylie Locke, 8, of Rotterdam, N.Y., and Patrick Campbell, 7, of Islip watch the East Islip Memorial Day Parade. (May 27, 2013)

Justin Alther, 8, of Mastic Beach watches the
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Justin Alther, 8, of Mastic Beach watches the Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (May 27, 2013)

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Angelina Alther, 6, of Mastic Beach, and her
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Angelina Alther, 6, of Mastic Beach, and her cousin Sarah Thoomey, 16, attend the Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Members of William Floyd High School's Navy JROTC
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Members of William Floyd High School's Navy JROTC march in the Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade on Neighborhood Road. (May 27, 2013)

Angelina Alther, 6, of Mastic Beach watches the
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Angelina Alther, 6, of Mastic Beach watches the procession at the Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade on Neighborhood Road. (May 27, 2013)

Mastic Beach Boy Scout Troop 2010 marches in
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Mastic Beach Boy Scout Troop 2010 marches in the Memorial Day Parade on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (May 27, 2013)

Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Jay
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Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Jay M. Tweed places a wreath during a ceremony on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (May 27, 2013)

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Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Jay
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Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Jay M. Tweed lowers the flag to half-staff during a ceremony on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (May 27, 2013)

From left, Julius Freeman and William Thomas Jr.,
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From left, Julius Freeman and William Thomas Jr., both Tuskeegee Airmen, and Frank Neal of the Nassau County American Legion observe a moment of silence in honor of fallen servicemen at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale during a brief ceremony before the Hempstead Village Memorial Day parade. (May 26, 2013)

A firefighter waves to the crowd as he
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A firefighter waves to the crowd as he and fellow members of the Hempstead Volunteer Fire Department march during Hempstead Village's 129th Memorial Day parade on Greenwich Street. (May 26, 2013)

From left, Jackie Flores, 6, Doris Flores, Sophia
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From left, Jackie Flores, 6, Doris Flores, Sophia Flores, 2, and Heladio Flores hold American flags while watching Hempstead Village's 129th Memorial Day parade on Greenwich Street in Hempstead. (May 26, 2013)

Justin Glaser, 4, of Manhassett, left, and Dylan
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Justin Glaser, 4, of Manhassett, left, and Dylan Saget, 4, of Hempstead watch Hempstead Village's 129th Memorial Day parade on Greenwich Street. (May 26, 2013)

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From left, children Dominque Johnson, 7, Denae Wilson,
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From left, children Dominque Johnson, 7, Denae Wilson, 5, and Metria Webb, 4, with Aretha Hardy and Monique Green of Hempstead in background, cheer for friends during Hempstead Village's 129th Memorial Day parade on Greenwich Street. (May 26, 2013)

Morris Miller, officer of the day for the
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Morris Miller, officer of the day for the Veterans of the Vietnam War, salutes a wreath with Gold Star mothers Kathryn T. Cross, left, and Katherine Mack, during Memorial Day weekend services at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn. (May 26, 2013)

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