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Memorial Day weekend around Long Island

Longtime Syosset Memorial Day Parade organizer Gus Scutari

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Centereach Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Dennis Sullivan
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

The community gathered for the annual St. James
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World War II Navy veteran William Murphy, 90,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

A member of the Patriot Guard Riders of
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

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

Members of Daisy Troop 2133 march in the
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Members of Boy Scouts Troop 312 carry a
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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

Emma Dillman watches the Huntington Memorial Day Parade
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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

Spectators enjoy the Memorial Day parade along Main
Photo 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.
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

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

Members of the Baldwin Fire Department march down
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Members of the Baldwin Fire Department march down Grand Avenue in Baldwin to celebrate Memorial Day. (May 28, 2012)

Michael DeNicola, 5, of Center Moriches, is ready
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Michael DeNicola, 5, of Center Moriches, is ready with his stars and bars for a Memorial Day Parade on Main Street in Center Moriches. (May 28, 2012)

Jonathan Drake, 1, and his brother, Thomas, 3,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Jonathan Drake, 1, and his brother, Thomas, 3, are dressed for the Memorial Day Parade in Center Moriches. (May 28, 2012)

Center Moriches Boy Scout Troop 414 march along
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Center Moriches Boy Scout Troop 414 march along Main Street in Center Moriches during the Memorial Day parade. (May 28, 2012)

LeWann Cahill, of Manorville, attends the Memorial Day
Photo Credit: James Carbone

LeWann Cahill, of Manorville, attends the Memorial Day Parade Monday on Main Street in Center Moriches. (May 28, 2012)

Katie Baker, 5, far left, and Georgia Kuzmech,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Katie Baker, 5, far left, and Georgia Kuzmech, 5, are among children gathered to watch the Memorial Day parade along Main Street in Center Moriches. (May 28, 2012)

Kids --- and wagons -- decked out in
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Kids --- and wagons -- decked out in festive attire are among those participating in the Memorial Day parade in Yaphank. (May 27, 2012)

Boy Scouts were among those marching in the
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Boy Scouts were among those marching in the Memorial Day parade in Yaphank. (May 27, 2012)

Members of the Yaphank community march in the
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Members of the Yaphank community march in the Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

Children enjoy the Memorial Day parade in Yaphank.
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Children enjoy the Memorial Day parade in Yaphank. (May 27, 2012)

People march in the Memorial Day parade in
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People march in the Memorial Day parade in Yaphank. (May 27, 2012)

Members of the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Members of the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School band of Hempstead practice in Legion Square before the start of the town's annual Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

The Little Lambs and Adventurers, part of the
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

The Little Lambs and Adventurers, part of the New Jerusalem Church of Hempstead, make their way to to Legion Square before the start of the annual Memorial Day parade in Hempstead. (May 27, 2012)

Justin McNeill, 9, left, Brandon McNeill, 7, and
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Justin McNeill, 9, left, Brandon McNeill, 7, and Amanda McNeill, 3, of Hempstead cheer along Greenwich Street during the annual Hempstead Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

Members of the Wantagh Pipe Band before the
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Members of the Wantagh Pipe Band before the start of the annual Memorial Day parade in Hempstead. (May 27, 2012)

Britney Underwood of the Hempstead High School Marching
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Britney Underwood of the Hempstead High School Marching Tigers takes part in the town's annual Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

Members of the Hempstead Police Department march down
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Members of the Hempstead Police Department march down Greenwich Street during the annual Memorial Day parade in Hempstead. (May 27, 2012)

Ray Dean, 86, left, and Frank Neal, both
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Ray Dean, 86, left, and Frank Neal, both honorary members of the Nassau Police Dept. Band, roll down Greenwich Street in Hempstead in a Corvette, kicking off the town's annual Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

Members of the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Members of the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School band of Hempstead head down Greenwich Street during the Hempstead annual Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

A 1914 Model T Chemical Fire Truck rolls
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

A 1914 Model T Chemical Fire Truck rolls slowly down Greenwich Street during the annual Hempstead Memorial Day parade.

Members of the 119th NY, from Old Bethpage
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Members of the 119th NY, from Old Bethpage Village, as they head down Greenwich Street during the Hempstead Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

One of the members of the Federation of
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

One of the members of the Federation of Black Cowboys shows off his lassoing skills during the Hempstead Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

Grand Marshall Charles Harrison from the American Legion
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Grand Marshall Charles Harrison from the American Legion 309 of Hempstead during the town's annual Memorial Day parade. (May 27, 2012)

Matthew Sarter, 3, watches the Inwood Memorial Day
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Matthew Sarter, 3, watches the Inwood Memorial Day parade on Sunday. (May 27, 2012)

The New York City Police Department Band marches
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

The New York City Police Department Band marches and plays during the Inwood Memorial Day Parade on Sunday. (May 27, 2012)

Lt. Col. Gary Port, 50, stands in front
Photo Credit: Arielle Dollinger

Lt. Col. Gary Port, 50, stands in front of the Inwood Veterans Memorial during Sunday’s memorial service. (May 27, 2012)

Boy Scouts with Troop 399, N. Babylon, place
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Boy Scouts with Troop 399, N. Babylon, place flags on graves at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

Nicholas Salas, 8, a Cub Scout with Pack
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Nicholas Salas, 8, a Cub Scout with Pack 192 in North Bellmore, puts a flag on his great grandfather's grave at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. ( May 26, 2012)

Left, William Peters, 14, a member of Boy
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Left, William Peters, 14, a member of Boy Scout Troop 399, North Babylon, pulls a wagon filled with flags as he and other troop members place flags on graves at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

Danny Mallimo, 8, with Cub Scout pack 279,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Danny Mallimo, 8, with Cub Scout pack 279, West Islip, places flags on graves at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

Dylan Baumann, 3, of West Hempstead, places a
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Dylan Baumann, 3, of West Hempstead, places a flag on a grave at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

Members of the Recon Lacrosse team in Kings
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Members of the Recon Lacrosse team in Kings Park, from left, Chris Norton, 12, Andrew Whitcomb,11, Matthew Browne, 12, and Liam Thompson,12, place flags on graves at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

Sam Kenney of West Babylon, and his grandson
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Sam Kenney of West Babylon, and his grandson Gary, 17, with Boy Scout Troop 57, Farmingdale, place flags on graves at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn. (May 26, 2012)

Sam Kenney of West Babylon places flags on
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Sam Kenney of West Babylon places flags on graves at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

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