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Memorial Day Ceremonies and Events

Honor those who have given their lives at one of the tributes taking place in Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and beyond.

Wreath Hanging at Carroll Park

Monday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m.

Join the Friends of and the Court Street Merchants Association as they take time to honor servicemen who have given their lives to defend our country. A wreath will be hung at the war memorial in the park.

New York City OpSail Celebration in Red Hook

Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28; from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Four tall ships from Spain, Mexico and France; four foreign navy vessels from as far as Finland and Japan, plus two U.S. Coast Guard cutters will be open to the public for viewings at the Red Hook Marine Terminal all weekend long.

Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton

Monday, May 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Yes, it's a schlep from our cozy little enclaves in South Brooklyn. But this annual tribute is the longest continually running parade in the nation. Weaving from 87th Street and 3rd Avenue over to John Paul Jones Park, the parade includes a memorial ceremony at the end featuring  a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, and a wreath hanging.

Representative organizations marching will include The Korean War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, Jewish War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, Gulf War and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Brooklyn “Key Chapter” American Ex-Prisoners of War.

Local Brooklyn school marching bands and antique fire trucks and autos will also be featured. 

If you are a veteran who does not belong to a service organization and would like to march in the parade, contact Chief-of-staff Anthony Giovinco at 917-664-8850 or 718-748-4530 for more information.

If you are a local veteran who would like to share your story with Carroll Gardens Patch, contact joanna.prisco@patch.com

Sara May 24, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Thanks for the info!

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