Last Chance: Memorial Day Preparations

Here's a heads up on something you wil not want to miss.

True, you have a few days to decide, but have you firmed up your Memorial Day plans yet?

Whether or not you are having a backyard barbecue, you will probably want to take part in New Rochelle's holiday celebration.

At 9 a.m. Sunday, there will be a ceremony at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, followed by the replacement of flags on graves of soldiers and veterans at the Holy sepulchre and Beechwoods cemeteries. The public is invited to participate.

Then at 10:30 a.m. Monday, there will be a ceremony at Memorial Plaza—Memorial Highway and Main Street—followed by the fifth annual Memorial Day Parade and procession to Hudson Park, where a waterfront ceremony honoring those lost at sea will be held. The parade will go on Huguenot Street to North Avenue and then down to Pelham Road to the park.

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The parade will feature New Rochelle's police and fire departments, active duty servicemen and women, the New Rochelle High School and Trinity Elementary School bands and other schools and civic groups.

The public is encouraged to line the streets for the parade and then fall in behind the parade and walk to the park.

After the waterfront ceremony, the "Picnic in the Park" will feature a $1 menu from AJ's Burgers, Pronto Pizza and the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association. There will be live music all afternoon at the Hudson Park Bandshell, along with crafts and games. Weather permitting, there will be a helicopter landing at 2 p.m. for public viewing until 4 p.m.

In case of rain, the ceremony and concert will be held in the Monroe College Athletic Facility at New Roc City.

For more information, visit www.newrochelleny.com.

Brian O May 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Last year's event was spectacular . The helicopter landing was exciting to see. Picnic and entertainment was not disappointing , so if this years event is anything like last years event, it is something worth partaking in . Hope the weather turns out good.


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