Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade Makes a Comeback, of Sorts

The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. — with a twist. Instead of marching on foot, participants will be driving in a caravan of antique cars and military vehicles like Jeeps and Humvees. 

Cemetery Field Masses Observe Memorial Day

Auxiliary Bishop James Massa celebrated the Memorial Day Field Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery in Lawrence, L.I. A small congregation of 25 people attended the liturgy that was celebrated under a large white tent surrounded by headstones decorated with flowers and American flags.

Ridgewood and Glendale Remember

Msgr. Sherman Council of the Knights of Columbus in Glendale participated in the 80th annual Ridgewood and Glendale Memorial Day Parade. Father Fred Marano, pastor of Sacred Heart parish, East Glendale, gave the benediction.

Memorial Day in Bay Ridge

The 151st annual Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge drew larger crowds and reported more participants than recent years

Remembrance, Gratitude At Douglaston Parade

Sitting atop the back of a convertible, World War II veteran Luke Gasparre, 94, proudly waved to the crowds as he was driven along Northern Boulevard in the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade May 28.

Memorial Day Is a Time to Remember Sacrifice

Our Memorial Day was originally known as “Decoration Day,” an opportunity to decorate many graves of the over 600,000 men who died in the Civil War. It was, by far, our nation’s costliest war in terms of human life, about two percent of the entire population. Today, that would translate into 6.5 million people. Memorial Day honors all who have died in military service to our country since its inception. But why should we, as a nation and as Catholics, remember something so … grim?

Memorial Day Reprise

Dear Editor: With eternal gratitude, in honored memory of the God-inspired devotion to freedom lived, fought and died for by the Armed Forces of the United States of America.