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Memorial Day on Long Island 2013

Vivian Schutta, 1, cheers as the Long Beach

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

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
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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

Gold Star parents Laurie and Richard E. Baylis,
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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)

From left, Addison Bradley, Mikayla Harberlack, Marlee Weiner,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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

Long Beach

There are many things to do and enjoy
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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

Members of the Long Beach Middle School Band
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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)

Veterans carry flowers in Agawam Park in Southampton
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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

Chris Nastasi and daughter Willow watch a color
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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)

Members of the Great South Bay Power Squadron
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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

Army veteran David J. Hazarian, 85, of Bay
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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

Angelina Alther, 6, of Mastic Beach, and her
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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)

Mastic Beach Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Jay
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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.,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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)

From left, children Dominque Johnson, 7, Denae Wilson,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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)

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 82
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 82 in Hicksville march in a ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn on Sunday afternoon during services marking the Memorial Day weekend. (May 26, 2013)

Department of Veterans Affairs police officers salute during
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Department of Veterans Affairs police officers salute during Memorial Day weekend services at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn. (May 26, 2013)

Ted Gentile of Seaford watches Memorial Day weekend
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Ted Gentile of Seaford watches Memorial Day weekend ceremonies at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn with his grandchildren Maria Philemona Gentile, 6, and John Marie Gentile, 5. The children's great grandfather is buried at the cemetery.

Stephen Tokach, 3, of Mastic, uses chalk and
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Stephen Tokach, 3, of Mastic, uses chalk and a paintbrush for his mural at the East End Arts' 17th annual Community Mosaic and Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. (May 26, 2013)

Amateur artist Fred Baumbach, 55, of Center Moriches,
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Amateur artist Fred Baumbach, 55, of Center Moriches, works on a chalk mural at the East End Arts' annual Community Mosaic and Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. Behind him, Rod Tryon, 58, of Cutchogue, who has been creating street art around the world for 25 years, works on his own drawing. (May 26, 2013)

Volunteer firefighter Elijah Tyre, 22, of Riverhead, draws
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Volunteer firefighter Elijah Tyre, 22, of Riverhead, draws a mural on East Main Street in Riverhead for the Jamesport Fire Department during East End Arts' Community Mosaic and Street Painting Festival. (May 26, 2013)

Joanne McGiveron, 40, of East Patchogue, uses a
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Joanne McGiveron, 40, of East Patchogue, uses a picture of St. Mary as inspiration for her contribution of the East End Arts Council's annual Community Mosaic and Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. (May 26, 2013)

Dozens of children and adults work on a
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Dozens of children and adults work on a community mosaic using chalk at the East End Arts' annual Community Mosaic and Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. (May 26, 2013)

One of the finished pieces in the community
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

One of the finished pieces in the community mosaic created on East Main Street in Riverhead at the East End Arts' Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival. (May 26, 2013)

Rod Tryon of Cutchogue works on a chalk
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Rod Tryon of Cutchogue works on a chalk mural as part of the Memorial Day weekend community mosaic project at the East End Arts' Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. (May 26, 2013)

The Partridge boys of Riverhead drum up some
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

The Partridge boys of Riverhead drum up some fun during the East End Arts' annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival. (May 26, 2013)

Members of Boy Scout Troop 136 show their
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Members of Boy Scout Troop 136 show their patriotism at the Montauk Memorial Day Parade. (May 26, 2013)

Montauk residents Patricia Pacis, Virginia Barry, Evelyn Walles
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Montauk residents Patricia Pacis, Virginia Barry, Evelyn Walles and Perla Spanskie came to the village green dressed in red, white and blue during the Montauk Memorial Day Parade. (May 26, 2013)

Frank Bania of Boots on the Ground, a
Photo Credit: Amy Onorato

Frank Bania of Boots on the Ground, a Long Island-based Veterans aid organization, gives a speech about commemorating fallen soldiers and veterans at home during the Montauk Memorial Day Parade. (May 26, 2013)

Patrick Murray of West Babylon Boy Scout Troop
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Patrick Murray of West Babylon Boy Scout Troop 175, holds flags to be placed at gravesites at Calverton National Cemetery during 19th annual Memorial Day flag placement. (May 25, 2013)

Rain did not stop Mikela Thomas, 8, of
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Rain did not stop Mikela Thomas, 8, of Ronkonkoma, from placing a flag on a grave during the 19th annual Memorial Day flag placement to honor military men and women buried at Calverton National Cemetery. (May 25, 2013)

Flags placed at military graves at Calverton National
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Flags placed at military graves at Calverton National Cemetery during the annual Memorial Day flag placement. (May 25, 2013)

Two people stand before a grave in Calverton
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Two people stand before a grave in Calverton National Cemetery as rain falls. (May 25, 2013)

Chrystyna Kestler from Shelter Island, mother of fallen
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Chrystyna Kestler from Shelter Island, mother of fallen soldier 1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, who was killed almost three years ago while serving in Afghanistan, visits Our Lady of the Isle cemetery where her son is buried in Shelter Island. (May 25, 2013)

Chrystyna Kestler from Shelter Island, mother of fallen
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Chrystyna Kestler from Shelter Island, mother of fallen soldier 1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, who was killed almost three years ago while serving in Afghanistan, visits Our Lady of the Isle cemetery where her son is buried in Shelter Island. (May 25, 2013)

Shelter Island resident Chrystyna Kestler, mother of 1st
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Shelter Island resident Chrystyna Kestler, mother of 1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert -- who was killed almost three years ago while serving in Afghanistan -- visits Our Lady of the Isle cemetery in Shelter Island, where her son is buried. (May 25, 2013)

The first heat of the Long Island Adventure
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

The first heat of the Long Island Adventure 5K Mud Race takes off in Calverton. (May 25, 2013)

A runner tries climbing a 10-foot wall toward
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

A runner tries climbing a 10-foot wall toward the finish line of the Long Island Adventure 5K Mud Run in Calverton. (May 25, 2013)

Finding two golf balls in a foam pit
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Finding two golf balls in a foam pit was one obstacle at the Long Island Adventure Race 5K Obstacle/Mud Run in Calverton. (May 25, 2013)

Chris D'Amico, 31, of Centereach, and his girlfriend
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Chris D'Amico, 31, of Centereach, and his girlfriend Lisa Mongiello, 33, of Centereach, finish in just under 45 minutes in the Long Island Adventure 5K Mud Run in Calverton. (May 25, 2013)

Debbie Franchi, 48, of Manorville, finishes in nearly
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Debbie Franchi, 48, of Manorville, finishes in nearly 40 minutes -- with her tutu muddied -- at the Long Island Adventure 5K Mud Run in Calverton. (May 25, 2013)

Runners had to walk across a mud pit
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Runners had to walk across a mud pit on a log or swing from monkey bars to the finish line of the Long Island Adventure 5K Mud Run in Calverton. (May 25, 2013)

Anastasia Johnson, 9, left, of Baldwin and her
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Anastasia Johnson, 9, left, of Baldwin and her sister Leesa, 8, right, place flags as grave sites as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Boy Scouts from Troop No. 656 of Wantagh
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Boy Scouts from Troop No. 656 of Wantagh pass out flags as volunteer groups place American flags on each grave throughout the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. (May 25, 2013)

Bob Martin, of North Merrick, places a flag
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Bob Martin, of North Merrick, places a flag at a grave as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Martin Kolodey, of Babylon, places a flag at
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Martin Kolodey, of Babylon, places a flag at a grave site as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Kelly Wood, center, of West Islip, hands her
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Kelly Wood, center, of West Islip, hands her son Finn, 6, of Cub Scout group 279 a flag with her other son, Devon, to her left, as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughoutLong Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Aidan Mueller, 9, of West Islip Cub Scout
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Aidan Mueller, 9, of West Islip Cub Scout 279 places a flag at a grave as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Farmingdale American Legion Post 449 Commander Phillip Strehl
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Farmingdale American Legion Post 449 Commander Phillip Strehl searches for an open grave as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughoutLong Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Aidan Mueller, 9, of West Islip Cub Scout
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Aidan Mueller, 9, of West Islip Cub Scout 279 places a flag on a grave as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Colleen Jones, of Greenlawn, fixes a flag at
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Colleen Jones, of Greenlawn, fixes a flag at a grave as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

From left, Kevin Greene, Brandon Sweeney, 10, Pierangelo
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

From left, Kevin Greene, Brandon Sweeney, 10, Pierangelo Bonda-Riva, 10, and Justin Greene, 10, of the Recon Lacrosse group walk with flags as volunteers plant American flags on each grave at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. (May 25, 2013)

Wantagh Boy Scout Troop 656's Ryan Gaskin, 14,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Wantagh Boy Scout Troop 656's Ryan Gaskin, 14, left, hands James Seaman, 11, flags as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

West Babylon high school chaperone Derek Daffara, left,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

West Babylon high school chaperone Derek Daffara, left, and 10th grader Geo Amaya, right, place flags at grave sites as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout the Pinelawn National Cemetery in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013) Photo by Steve Pfost

Colleen Jones, of Greenlawn, places her hand on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Colleen Jones, of Greenlawn, places her hand on her uncle's grave after placing a flag near it as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

Colleen Jones, of Greenlawn, searches for her uncle's
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Colleen Jones, of Greenlawn, searches for her uncle's grave as volunteer groups plant American flags on each grave throughout Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn in East Farmingdale. (May 25, 2013)

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