Parades Held Across Region To Honor Memorial Day

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There are many events across the Tri-State Area this weekend to mark Memorial Day.

In College Point, Queens, the annual parade stepped off Sunday afternoon. As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, marching bands have been part of the parade since 1898.

The parade featured about 1,000 participants. A World War II veteran who served in Normandy donned his uniform for the Memorial Day Parade, Miller reported.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg marched in the Forest Hills and College Point parades on Sunday.

“It’s a celebration, it’s a celebration of our freedoms but it’s to really remember those who didn’t come home,” Mayor Bloomberg told Miller.

College Point Memorial Parade chairman Don Remiszewski said this year’s parade is without members of the Coast Guard and Navy because Fleet Week was canceled

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