2003-05-30 / Community

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The weather cooperated just long enough Sunday afternoon, allowing the Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade to  start        and finish without the rain that made the rest of the holiday weekend dismal and damp. Left to right: Pat McCabe, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 260 Commander Rossi.The weather cooperated just long enough Sunday afternoon, allowing the Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade to start and finish without the rain that made the rest of the holiday weekend dismal and damp. Left to right: Pat McCabe, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 260 Commander Rossi.
Denis McEneaney, left, and Steve Albert, right, from the American Legion.Denis McEneaney, left, and Steve Albert, right, from the American Legion.Marchers line up inside the Broad Channel Community Park around the flagpole monument that was dedicated by American Legion Post 1404 more than a decade ago.Marchers line up inside the Broad Channel Community Park around the flagpole monument that was dedicated by American Legion Post 1404 more than a decade ago.

American Legion Post 1404’s Billy Hothan.American Legion Post 1404’s Billy Hothan.The Broad Channel VFW Post 260 Women’s Auxiliary as they march north on Cross Bay Boulevard.The Broad Channel VFW Post 260 Women’s Auxiliary as they march north on Cross Bay Boulevard.

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department marches lead by their colors.The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department marches lead by their colors.One of the memorial wreaths laid in the Broad Channel Community Park by American Legion Post 1404.One of the memorial wreaths laid in the Broad Channel Community Park by American Legion Post 1404.

Dan Mundy rolls up to greet the parade.Dan Mundy rolls up to greet the parade.John and Linda Battaglia cheer the parade on from the East side of Cross Bay Boulevard. Linda is holding a double-sided flag—the Stars and Stripes on one side, the Yankees on the other.John and Linda Battaglia cheer the parade on from the East side of Cross Bay Boulevard. Linda is holding a double-sided flag—the Stars and Stripes on one side, the Yankees on the other.

Theresa Murphy and Peggy Goetke came out to see the procession.Theresa Murphy and Peggy Goetke came out to see the procession.Patriotic Patrons: Guys at the Grassy Point Bar come out to see the parade pass by.Patriotic Patrons: Guys at the Grassy Point Bar come out to see the parade pass by.

Marchers line the triangular Veteran’s Park, honoring George Riekers, between East Fourth and Sixth Roads.Marchers line the triangular Veteran’s Park, honoring George Riekers, between East Fourth and Sixth Roads.

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