Garden City will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies on Monday, May 28, to pay honor to all those service men and woman who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a non-denominational service at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. A parade thru the Village of Garden City will step off at 10 a.m. from Cherry Valley Avenue and 10th street, east on 10th Street, south on Franklin Avenue and west on 7th Street, ending at the new Garden City Memorial.
Like last year, this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony will not be held in front of the Middle School, as it has in the past, but will instead be held at Garden City War memorial located in front of the LIRR train station across from the Garden City Hotel. It will take place in front of the eight new bronze and granite monuments.
This year’s Parade Grand Marshall is Assemblyman Tom McKevitt. Since his election in early 2006, Assemblyman McKevitt has been a staunch advocate for Veteran’s in Nassau County and New York, according to William Bradford Turner, of the American Legion Post 265 in Garden City, which hosts the parade and ceremonies.
When asked to be this year's Grand Marshall, Assemblyman McKevitt replied, “We owe the brave veterans of the United States Armed Forces a huge debt of gratitude for the sacrifices that they have made to secure the liberties that we enjoy today and I am honored to be a part of these ceremonies.”
Garden City’s wonderful parade is a highlight for the thousands of children and adults who march in the parade or watch from sidewalks along the route. With your support, this will be a fitting Memorial Day tribute to our fallen heroes. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will take place inside the Middle School Auditorium at 11 a.m.