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The 2018 Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade salutes the United States Navy (emblem, center) and (clockwise from upper left) Grand
Marshal, Marine Corps Brigadier General William H. Seely III; Man of the Year, City Council Member Paul Vallone; Woman of the Year, Andrea
Licari-LaGrassa; Community Service Award recipient, Linda Lee; Posthumous Parade Marshal Navy Lieutenant Commander Frederick Peter Crosby;
Deborah Crosby representing her father and the Crosby family; Division Marshal, Colonel Michael W. Bank, Jr. representing the New York Air
National Guard 106th Rescue Wing, and former Lieutenant J.G. Ted Han, a Vietnam-era Republic of Korea Navy veteran.
MONDAY, MAY 28 2018
Northern Boulevard from Jayson Avenue in Great Neck to 245th Street in Douglaston
The 91st annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade observes the 65th anniversary of the Korean War cease-fire;
remembers 1968, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, and features the U.S. Navy.
The parade, the largest of its kind in the nation, promises to be the most impressive ever – with 15 bands, dozens of emergency,
military and antique vehicles, and more than 150 units from all over the country and the world scheduled to participate – as
befits Queens, the most diverse place on earth.
In addition to honors for the families of fallen service members acting
as Parade Marshals, Eric Bayer, Deputy Consul General of the Republic
of France will make a presentation of WWI medals belonging to
deceased Douglaston resident Eugene Brady to Bert Cunningham,
historian for the 69th Regiment of New York.
For the first time, organizers plan to live-stream the entire parade on
the parade website, making the spectacle available to view worldwide.
For more information, visit www.LNDmemorialday.org.
Courtesy LND Memorial Day Parade
Left to right, 106th rescue casualties Tsgt. Dashan Briggs, Maj. Andreas O'Keeffe,
MSgt. Christopher Raguso, Maj. Christopher Zanetis