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Memorial Day events honor veterans across Long Island

The Wantagh Parade stepped off this morning, with marchers taking to the streets to honor the men and women who gave their all. It concluded with a Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion Post 1273.

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2024, 4:31 PM

Updated 25 days ago

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Numerous Memorial Day events are being held across Long Island this weekend.
A ceremony was hosted today by the VA at the Calverton National Cemetery. Flags were posted around the cemetery, planted by various organizations throughout the weekend. More than 250,000 veterans are buried at this site.
The Wantagh Parade stepped off this morning, with marchers taking to the streets to honor the men and women who gave their all. It concluded with a Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion Post 1273.
Students of H.B. Thompson Middle School are dedicating a patriotic mural to the Syosset VFW. Thirty students worked on this vibrant piece, which honors veterans and reflects themes of patriotism and service, recognizing the sacrifices of those who have served our nation.
Despite the threat of bad weather, kids marched in the Memorial Day Parade in Carle Place along Westbury Avenue. The Carle Place Soccer Club and Little League participated in the event.
Hundreds of people headed to Hempstead Village this weekend for the Island's oldest Memorial Day Parade, marking its 139th year. Marchers began at Legion Square and proceeded to Greenfield Cemetery, where a ceremony was held at the Civil War Monument. The first Hempstead Memorial Parade dates back to 1886.


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