2017-05-19 / Top Stories

Memorial Day Parade

James M. Trainor PC, Memorial Day Parade Chairman

Photo by Daniel Offner Photo by Daniel Offner On Monday, May 29, the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post No. 272 will host its annual Memorial Day parade. The day will commence with a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Beach 129th Street at Saint Francis de Sales Church.

At the conclusion of services, a ceremony will be held at the Four Chaplains monument outside the church. We will then assemble and the parade will proceed to Beach 121st Street for a ceremony at the Jewish War Veterans Memorial Circle.

Upon conclusion of our services there, the parade will proceed to the Doughboy monument at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Beach 94th Street. Following the reading of the names of those from the Rockaway community who gave their lives in service to our great country and a memorial service, we will retire to the Knights of Columbus hall on Beach 90th Street for refreshments and hot dogs.

Memorial Day is the most solemn of days for veterans as we remember the brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice to defend and preserve freedom around the world. We are well aware that the Memorial Day weekend has become the official opening of the “summer season” and many people are busy attending and hosting their BBQs. We as legionnaires do not march for ourselves but for those who gave there all for a grateful nation, we would be grateful for a robust turnout.

I would like to give a special thanks to the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 21 for their support and participation in this parade.

We cordially invite you to join us on this day of remembrance as we, for the 98th year in a row, honor our fallen comrades.

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