A Multitude Marched At The Memorial Parade

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The day dawned cloudy, without rain, making for perfect parade weather for the annual Manhasset Memorial Day Parade. This year’s parade seemed to bring out many new groups to march in memory of our troops. The hundreds of marchers were greeted along Plandome Road by a cheering audience bedecked in red, white and blue outfits.

The many organizations came together from all over Manhasset to proudly represent their participation in Manhasset’s community life. With the music of the Manhasset High School Band and several bagpipe groups, the crowd waved flags and enjoyed the crooning of the special barbershop singers who sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” to the women in the crowd.

New to the parade this year were several floats which touched the hearts of all who watched as they glided by, reminding parade-goers of the meaning of the day.
The glorious fire trucks signaled the conclusion of the parade with the fire trucks representing all areas of Plandome and Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.
A Memorial Day Service followed at Manhasset High School.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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