Great Neck Memorial Day Parade 2016

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Photos by Suzette Gray
Photos by Suzette Gray

The Great Neck Memorial Day Parade was held on Monday, May 30. Here are some pictures of the event. A full write up will appear in next week’s paper.

Parade Grand Marshal Rear Admiral James Helis, spoke of the importance of remembering our fallen service men and women on Memorial Day.
Parade Grand Marshal Rear Admiral James Helis, spoke of the importance of remembering our fallen service men and women on Memorial Day.
Members of the Firing Team from USMMA in Kings Point prepare to fire volleys in remembrance of the fallen soldiers.
Members of the Firing Team from USMMA in Kings Point prepare to fire volleys in remembrance of the fallen soldiers.
Military service representatives put wreaths at the Wall of Remembrance on the Village Green. They represent those lost since WW I in GN. Parade Marshal Rear Admiral James Helis is in white at right.
Military service representatives put wreaths at the Wall of Remembrance on the Village Green. They represent those lost since WW I in GN. Parade Grand Marshal Rear Admiral James Helis is in white at right.
The parade was dedicated to the late Howard Bauman, a longtime member of the parade committee and GN Boy Scout Troop #10 leader, who passed away last year. Bauman's wife and son attended the ceremony.
The parade was dedicated to the late Howard Bauman, a longtime member of the parade committee and GN Boy Scout Troop #10 leader, who passed away last year. Bauman’s wife and son attended the ceremony.
The table used during the POW/MIA ceremony
The table used during the POW/MIA ceremony
After the parade, VFW Post #372 Commander Larry Sheehan honored the soldiers who may never return during the POW/MIA ceremony, which was held at the Firemen's Benevolent Hall on Steamboat Road.
After the parade, VFW Post #372 Commander Larry Sheehan honored the soldiers who may never return during the POW/MIA ceremony, which was held at the Firemen’s Benevolent Hall on Steamboat Road.
American Legion Post #160 Commander and GN Memorial Day Parade Chairperson Louise McCann honoring Nassau County Auxiliary Police Officer Maria D'Amelio for all her efforts in police control during the parade
American Legion Post #160 Commander and GN Memorial Day Parade Chairperson Louise McCann honoring Nassau County Auxiliary Police Officer Maria D’Amelio for all her efforts in police control during the parade

For information about the Grand Marshal click here.

To read about who the parade was dedicated to this year, click here.

For additional parade pictures, click here and here.

To read about the parade, click here.

 

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