2003-11-14 / Community

Vets March To Sparse Crowds

Vets March To Sparse Crowds


The O’Connell Post of the American Legion marched to honor our veterans on Veteran’s Day, but the crowds that came out to watch the march and the ceremony at the Doughboy Monument on Beach 93 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard were very sparse. Pictured. Post Com­man­der Mike Honan leads his post to the memorial.The O’Connell Post of the American Legion marched to honor our veterans on Veteran’s Day, but the crowds that came out to watch the march and the ceremony at the Doughboy Monument on Beach 93 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard were very sparse. Pictured. Post Com­man­der Mike Honan leads his post to the memorial.
The post’s Woman’s Auxiliary marches.The post’s Woman’s Auxiliary marches.Veterans line up for the ceremony in front of the Doughboy Monument. Memorial ceremony began at the traditional 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that marked Armistice Day at the end of WWI.Veterans line up for the ceremony in front of the Doughboy Monument. Memorial ceremony began at the traditional 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that marked Armistice Day at the end of WWI.

The number of vets who marched in the parade far exceeded the number of people watching from the sidewalks.The number of vets who marched in the parade far exceeded the number of people watching from the sidewalks.Honen reads from the ceremonial book with the GI Jane statue in the background.Honen reads from the ceremonial book with the GI Jane statue in the background.

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