Memorial Day Parade Pays Tribute

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The Manhasset Memorial Day Parade is an exciting way to pay tribute to this meaningful holiday dedicated to our armed forces. Whether you are nine months old or 90 years old, this event is one not to miss. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 304, the Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and ceremony is dedicated to remembering Vietnam.

The parade begins promptly at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28, and runs down the heart of Manhasset on Plandome Road. Come out to see more than 25 organizations and six bands scheduled to march. The parade will include more than 20 trucks from the Manhasset-Lakeville and Plandome Fire Departments.

The route of the parade will be along Plandome Road, beginning at Plandome Court to Memorial Place, with excellent public viewing along the entire length. Those planning to march in the parade are expected to be present, ready to march, in their designated assembly areas no later than 9:30 a.m.

The following is the parade order for the Manhasset Memorial Day Parade:

First Division

Assemble at Plandome Court South facing west (starting at junction with Plandome Road)

1. America’s Guardians Motorcycle Club Escort
2. American Legion Commander
3. First Division Commander
4. American Legion Colors
5. American Legion Post 304 Banner
6. American Legion members
7. Marine Corps League
8. Inisfada Gaelic Pipe Band
9. American Legion vehicles
10. Poppy Queen vehicle
11. American Legion Aux. Unit 304
12. American Legion vehicle

Second Division

Assemble at Plandome Court, facing south (start at junction with Heights Road)

1. Second Division Commander
2. NYPD Pipe Band
3. Boy Scouts of America:
Troop 97, Troop 71, Cub Scout Pack 3, Cub Scout Pack 101
4. Girl Scouts of America: Junior, Brownie and Daisy Troops

Third Division

Assemble at Bourndale Road North, facing west (starting at the junction with Plandome Road)

1 Third Div. Commander
2. Manhasset High School Band
3. Manhasset PAL Baseball and Softball League
4. Manhasset PAL Lacrosse
5. Manhasset Soccer Club
6. Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations
7. Coalition for a Safer Manhasset
8. Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer
Fourth Division

Assemble at Bourndale Road North, facing west (starting at the junction with Chester Drive)

1. Fourth Div. Commander
2. North Shore Nursery School
3. Rotary Club
4. Kiwanis Club
5. Knights of Columbus
6. St. Mary’s Rosary Society
7. St. Mary’s High School
8. St. Mary’s Elementary School
9. North Shore Right to Life
10. North Riding Chapter, NSDAR
11. Guild of St. Francis Hospital

Fifth Division

Assemble at Heights Road, facing west (starting at junction with Plandome Court)

1. Pipe & Drum Band
2. Plandome Fire Department

Sixth Division

Assemble at Summit Drive, facing East (start at Plandome Road)

1. NCPD Pipe & Drum
2. Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Dept.

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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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