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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
The Rockaway Times
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Memorial Day Parades
ThisWeekend
By KatieMcFadden
While we celebrate with the
beach, concession crawls and
barbecues on this unofficial
start to summer, let’s not forget
the true meaning of this three-
day weekend. Memorial Day is
Monday, May 30 and several cer-
emonies will take place in honor
of those who died while serving
their country.
On Sunday, May 29, Broad
Channel will be honoring our
veterans with its annual Memo-
rial Day parade. The event, host-
ed by the Broad Channel VFW
will start at 1 p.m. with a wreath
laying ceremony at the 17thRoad
Park Flag Pole. The parade will
there continue along Cross Bay
Boulevard toGeorge Riekers Vet-
erans Memorial Park (between
East 4th and 6th Road), where
there will be another wreath
laying, as well as closing cere-
monies. The parade will include
local veterans from the Broad
Channel VFW and American
Legion and guest veterans from
St. Albans Hospital, plus elected
officials and other community
organizations. The parade will
be followed with a barbecue at
the VFW Post 260 on Shad Creek
Road, where guests will have the
opportunity to thank and thanks
those who served.
OnMonday,May 30, theAmer-
ican LegionDaniel M. O’Connell
Post #272 Memorial Day Parade
will take place in Rockaway. The
event will start with a memorial
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