Memorial Day Parades in the Westchester, NY area
2018 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 25-27, 2018, with a parade on May 26.
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:
Please visit the sites below for more local information:
Eastchester/Tuckahoe: Memorial Day Ceremony commemerating Centennial "World War 1" at Eastchester High School Auditorium. Sunday. May 27, 2018 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 2018
May 29, 2017
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. unverified for 2018
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 2018 :
Mahopac: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Clark Place and Route 6N. Unverified for 2018
Mount Kisco: The Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 29th with a start time of 10:00am. The parade will proceed to the Veterans Memorial in Oakwood Cemetery. After a short tribute the parade will continue and end at the Village Hall where a memorial ceremony will take place. If the parade has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the American Legion @ 241-0136. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the American Legion building on Legion Way. Unverified for 2018
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. Unverified for 2018
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. Unverified 2018:
Piermont: Memorial Day Parade & Service Parade Steps off at 10am from Kinney Street & Piermont Ave. Memorial Services will be at JFK Park and then continue on to the Piermont Pier.Unverified 2018
Pleasantville: Parade starts at 10 am at Bedford Road School and ends at Memorial Plaza Unverified 2018
Stony Point: Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on TenEyck St. and ends on East Main Street at Town Hall. Veterans service at 8:30 a.m. at Mount Rest Cemetery on West Main Street. Unverified 2018
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 2018:
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