Wreath-laying ceremony, parades set for Memorial Day across NYC

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Monday, May 29, 2023
New Yorkers come together for annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
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Veterans, law enforcement, and many families came together for the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. Crystal Cranmore has the story.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Though Memorial Day is a day off for some, it is a day dedicated to the memory of the people who have died for this country.

As Fleet Week winds down, Mayor Adams attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum on Monday morning.

He then participated in a ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors monument up on Riverside Drive.

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and First Lady Hilary Clinton joined veterans and residents in Westchester County for the annual Chappaqua Parade on Memorial Day.

At the Mineola Fire Department Memorial Day Parade, steps off at Union Street and Westbury Avenue, Long Islanders paid tribute to late service members.

Chantee Lans has details about Long Island's tributes to fallen service members this Memorial Day.

This day is also the unofficial start to summer and over the weekend, some beachgoers kicked things off at Coney Island.

Video of Coney Island shows crowds trickling in to enjoy the weather. If the beach isn't your thing, there's always the rides.

"I'm mostly here for the rides, but it's so hot, so many people. I'd rather be here for the fun," one beachgoer said. "Beautiful weather, baby's first day at the beach, Memorial Day weekend, nothing like the sun."

Whether it's a trip to the beach or any number of parades and ceremonies, make sure you get out and enjoy this beautiful day.

The strong winds didn't stop beachgoers on Long Island. Chantee Lans has more from Jones Beach.

Many people also headed down the Jersey Shore, although dangerous rip currents were a cause for concern.


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