Preparations are under way for this year’s 2013 Memorial Day Parade. Mayor Andrew Parise stated, “Last year’s parade was a terrific success. Between the huge number of parade participants and the phenomenal amount of attendees, it was a true inspiration to us all. To see so many people, young and old, from every walk of life, to come together to show support for our veterans, was truly monumental.”

The committee, which includes co-chairman Mayor Andrew J. Parise and 2nd Deputy Chief David S. Campbell, is excited with this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Participating in this year’s parade so far are the local Fire Department Color Guard of the Five Towns; Lawrence High School Band; the New York Police Department Band; and various local organizations.

The parade will step off at 10:45 a.m. at the Lawrence-Cedarhurst firehouse–corner of Central Avenue and Washington Avenue, towards Cedarhurst Memorial Plaza, in the Andrew J. Parise Park, where a service will be held to remember our “fallen comrades” and honor all the men and women that serve or have served this great country.

So, before heading to the beach or a barbecue, please come and join in honoring our veterans, living and deceased, in an event that will prove to be a meaningful and enjoyable experience. Refreshments will be served following the conclusion of the service.

If you are a veteran, or know of a veteran in the Lawrence-Cedarhurst area that would like to participate, as well as any organization that would like to take part in this memorable event, please contact Mayor Andrew Parise or Jomarie Capone at the Village of Cedarhurst, 516-295-5770. v


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