2004-04-30 / Community

American Legion Parade in Broad Channel

American Legion Parade in Broad Channel

The Queens County American Legion, Department of New York will hold its 86 Annual Convention Parade in Broad Channel on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

Prior to the start of the parade the post will conduct the concluding ceremony of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Korean War with awards that were not received last year. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m. at the All Wars Veterans Memorial at the 17 Road Park. Senator Hillary Clinton will be in Broad Channel to present a Senatorial proclamation to members of each of the five hero’s families. Congressman Anthony Weiner will present the medal that each hero has earned to a family member.

The annual parade will start at 8 p.m. and march north on Crossbay Boulevard to the Post hall where there will be music, food and beverages. All Posts are requested to participate with their Color Guards.

The Queens County Commander along with elected officials will present a plaque to the Sears Robuck Corporation in recognition of their employees who have been called to active military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sears continues to pay the difference in salary and also includes their medical and bonus programs for up to 36 months.

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