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March with QVGOP in the nation’s largest hometown MEMORIAL DAY PARADE!

March with our Club in the nation’s largest hometown MEMORIAL DAY PARADE!

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade 2013

Date: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: Assemble 1:00 pm. Parade starts at 2:00 p.m.
Place: Assemble at Starbucks, 55 Northern Blvd.

Queens Village Republican Club will proudly march behind our Club’s banner in the 89th annual Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. Join us for a day of fun and patriotism and march to remember our fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

parade-2We will assemble at Starbucks, at 55 Northern Blvd. and Great Neck Rd, just over the Queens-Nassau border. The parade proceeds west along Northern Blvd. to St. Anastasia’s schoolyard at 245th Street. Special Memorial Day closing ceremonies and free food and refreshments for all participants at the end of the parade. Wear your QVGOP Red Shirts!

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is recognized as being the largest in the nation. Held annually since 1927, it is a time for citizens to come together to honor veterans and fallen heroes, and for the community to come together and celebrate.

QVGOP marchers including the car riders, the Moders and Arlene Mooradian who

“Since 1927, rain or shine, in war or in peace, our parade has commemorated those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We march to remember the fallen, honor those who now actively serve, and those who have already served. For 2016, our theme “Honoring our Fallen Heroes for 89 Years” pays tribute to those who served in various conflicts during the course of our Nation’s 240-year history. We are also recognizing the centennial anniversary of ROTC and continue to give special recognition to Vietnam Veterans as part of our ongoing partnership with the United States 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program.”

Learn more: www.lndmemorialday.org
Email Phil Orenstein: maduroman@att.net to sign up to march.

Complete Schedule of Events for Memorial Day – May 30, 2016

9:30 AM
Arrive at Father Smith Hall, 245th Street and Alameda Avenue. Cross street is Northern
Boulevard, Douglaston, NY. Father Smith Hall is located in the parking lot of Divine
Wisdom Catholic Academy, 45-11 245th Street, Douglaston, NY.

10:00 AM
Interfaith Service, Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362

11:15AM
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Monument in Divine Wisdom Schoolyard

11:45 AM
Veteran’s Breakfast to be held at Father Smith Hall.

1:00 PM
Line up begins and we transport the Grand Marshals to their place of assembly at Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

1:45 PM
Line up for Mayor and Elected Officials is at Buttonwood Road and Northern Boulevard. Photo opportunities will exist. Press and photographers present.

2:00 PM
Parade steps off at Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard. Distance: 1.5 Miles. Division 1 will lead. Marching Units in this Division include: Active military Grand Marshals, Veterans. Presentation of colors and honors at the Review Stage along parade route.

2:30 PM
Division 1 will reach the end of the parade, which is at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy parking lot (Alameda Avenue and Northern Boulevard).

2:31 PM – 3:59 PM
There will be a hospitality staging area to watch remaining parade, photo opportunities
and press will be present. Complimentary food and beverages will be served in Divine
Wisdom Catholic Academy parking lot.

4:00 PM
Closing Ceremony begins.

4:30 PM
Closing Ceremony ends.

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  1. Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

    Dear Phil;

    I would also like to mention that there will be a interfaith prayer service at 10: 00 on Memorial Day at Zion church in Douglaston.

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