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Memorial Day Parades and Events in the Westchester, NY area

2019 List of Memorial Day Parades in Westchester, Rockland, & Putnam Counties

Memorial Day Parades in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties: Hastings-On-Hudson, New Rochelle, Eastchester/Tuckahoe, Elmsford, Harrison, Haverstraw, Mahopac, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, New City, Nyack, Pearl River, Piermont, Pleasantville, South Salem, Stony Point, Suffern, Thornwood, Valhalla, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights.

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Anyone can have a parade. Only Americans can have a parade to celebrate the greatest political achievements in history: establishing and repeatedly defending a country founded on the principle of individual liberty. Memorial Day, which was originally called Decoration Day because it was a day on which the graves of fallen soldiers were decorated, was established in the years after the Civil War to honor those who died in that war. Today, it is a day of remembrance of all who have died in this country's service.

Bravery. Honor. In President Lincoln's famous words, giving the last full measure of devotion to the defense of freedom. These are difficult ideas to explain to children, but it is our responsibility as parents to do it.

Start by bringing your kids to the Memorial Day Parade in your town. During the parade, demonstrate for them the solemnity and gratitude due to the veterans who march past. Take off your hats as they go by. Explain to your kids why we show respect for the flag. With them, cheer for the bands and salute the men and women in our police and fire departments. Think about those currently serving our country in the military around the world, and, perhaps, reflect with your children about the gratitude we owe their courage. If you know parents with a child in the military, take a few minutes to find a way to convey your thanks.

Click here for a brief history of Memorial Day in the U.S., courtesy of the Waterloo, NY web site. Below the following list of dates and times for this year, we have compiled some other good links for those of you ambitious enough to explore further the meaning of Memorial Day. Their Festival is May 24-27, 2019, with a parade on May 25, 2019.

Note: If you are marching in a parade, line-up is usually about 1/2 hour before the start of the parade.

For National Cemetery Services:

Click here for a list of this year's Memorial Day Ceremonies as compiled by the National Cemetery Administration

Please visit the sites below for more local information:

City Of Yonkers Department of Veteran Services


Westchester County Veterans Service Agency


May 26, 2019

Eastchester/Tuckahoe: Memorial Day Ceremony commemerating 75th Anniversary "D-Day - Battle of The Bulge" 74th IWO JIMA at Eastchester High School Auditorium. Sunday. May 26, 2019 at 7 pm. "They gave their tomorrow so we could enjoy our today!" Presented by: Eastchester/Tuckahoe Veterans Ceremony Committee 


Hastings-on-Hudson: James Daley VFW Post 200 and Admiral Farragut American Legion Post 1195 host a parade at 2 p.m. Parade steps off on Chauncey Lane, continues to Main Street, then goes north on Warburton Avenue, turns east on North Street and ends on Maple Avenue. Unverified for 2019.

May 27, 2019

Clarkstown: 11am - Clarkstown's Memorial Day Program is May 27 at the Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Road, New City. 

Elmsford: Memorial Day Parade and Service. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Legion Park on Main Street and continues West on Main Street to South Stone Avenue, ending at Village Hall where a service will be held. Refreshments offered after the service next to Village Hall in Belway Electric's parking lot. In case of inclement weather, service will be held at 11 a.m. under a tent at Village Hall. 914-592-6555. 

Haverstraw: Leo Laders Post 130 and the Town of Haverstraw Memorial Day Committee will hold services starting at 9 a.m. at Haverstraw Town Hall, Rosman Road, Garnerville. Services will also be held at Calico Hill Veterans Memorial in Garnerville, the Civil War Monument on Hudson Ave. in Haverstraw, the World War II memorial in Haverstraw, and conclude at the World War I monument at Mount Repose Cemetery at 11 a.m. Unverified for 2019 : 

Mahopac: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Clark Place and Route 6N. Unverified for 2019 

Nyack: Parade steps off at 11 a.m. on Artopee Way behind the former Helen Hayes Theater in the center of the village and continues east on Main Street, south on Broadway and then east on Depew Avenue ending at Memorial Park where a ceremony will be held at noon. 

Pearl River: Parade steps off from HSBC parking lot on Middletown Road and continues south on Middletown and then west on Central Avenue ending on Braunsdorf Park. 9 a.m.-noon.  

Piermont: Memorial Day Parade & Service Parade Steps off at 10am. The parade will begin at the firehouse and run to Memorial Park with concluding services to be held at Piermont Pier.

Pleasantville: 10 am- The traditional parade route will begin at Bedford Road School and continue to Memorial Plaza where ceremonies will be held at the World War II Monument.

RyeRye American Legion Post 128 and the Auxiliary will sponsor a parade, beginning at the Rye Train Station at 9:30 a.m. and proceeding along Purchase Street to the Village Green for ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to enjoy music, marchers, trucks and cars. The Rye Historical Society will provide horses and riders. Unique antique cars will also travel the parade route.

Thornwood: Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the monuments located at the Old Thornwood Railroad Station, (Thornwood Chamber of Commerce). Refreshments will be served after the ceremony by the Gilbert Rauh American Legion Post No. 1574 at the Legion Hall, 52 Garrigan Ave. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 52 Garrigan Ave. 914-761-2298. Unverified for 2019*:

Thursday May 30

Mount Kisco: The Memorial Day Parade will be on Thurssday May 30, 2019 with a start time of 6 pm. Parade route is down Main Street to Village Hall.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the American Legion, 1 Legion Way, at 6:30PM.

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