Tri-State Marks Memorial Day With Parades, Ceremonies

Mayor Bloomberg marched in a parade and spoke at the Soldiers' and Sailors' monument

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    The tri-state marked Memorial Day with parades and solemn remembrances. Brynn Gingras reports. (Published Monday, May 28, 2012)

    Memorial Day observances throughout the tri-state included parades and solemn ceremonies.

    Mayor Bloomberg spoke Monday morning at the Soldiers' and Sailors' monument on the Upper West Side.

    He then went to march in the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association Service and Parade in Queens.

    Later, he marched in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Parade in Queens.

    Crowds packed the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Monday for a variety of Memorial Day events.

    Heather Ursu brought her 6-year-old son for the learning experience.

    "I just want him to understand about service, and what servicemen and servicewomen do for the country," she said.

    In Westchester County, service members took part in the New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade, as well as a memorial service and a picnic.

    In Pelham, about 80 service members were part of a one-mile parade. A formal ceremony honors Pelham's 88 residents killed during military service.

    On Sunday, veterans were celebrated at a traditional Long Island event. The Hempstead village parade is 128 years old.

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