From the Desk of Mayor Ryan

Join us this Sunday as Hempstead Village hosts the 134th Annual Memorial Day Parade!

     This weekend, Memorial Day will be observed throughout the U.S. to honor all the brave Americans who have unselfishly give up their lives for the sake of our country. While many of us take advantage of this three day weekend to relax by going to beach, attending sporting events and maybe even enjoying their first barbecue to mark the unofficial start of the summer season, it is important that we don’t lose sight of what Memorial Day truly represents.  This solemn holiday is about honoring all the men and women from our military who died to preserve the precious freedoms we cherish so much. These soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can continue to live in the greatest country on earth. Let us learn and draw inspiration from those courageous souls that have gone before us. They have fought gallantly so that we may live in peace.

     Here in Hempstead Village, we will be recognizing this special holiday with our 134th Annual Memorial Day parade, which will be held on Sunday May 26, starting at 2:30 p.m. The parade, which we will be hosting in conjunction with American Legion Post 390, is the longest running Memorial Day event of its kind on Long Island. The parade route will run from Greenwich Street to the Greenfield Cemetery. Prior to the parade kick-off there will also be a brief ceremony at the Civil War monument in Greenfield Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. as a special tribute to our fallen heroes.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own banners, floats or anything else they want to display in recognition of Memorial Day. At the completion of the parade, refreshments will be served at American Legion Post 390, located at 160 Marvin Avenue. For more information, please contact Juanita Hargwood at 516-478-6286.  This is a great way for residents to display their patriotic spirit by recognizing our past heroes and showing support for our community. I hope to see you there.

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