2004-06-04 / Community

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Flag Bearers mass at the Broad Channel Memorial Triangle on Cross Bay Boulevard.Flag Bearers mass at the Broad Channel Memorial Triangle on Cross Bay Boulevard.
Broad Channel Volunteers salute as taps is played. From left, they are Chief Andrew Knee, Assistant Chief Thomas Larkin and Captain Brian Williams.Broad Channel Volunteers salute as taps is played. From left, they are Chief Andrew Knee, Assistant Chief Thomas Larkin and Captain Brian Williams.Parade participants laid wreathes at the memorial triangle.Parade participants laid wreathes at the memorial triangle.

Members of the Broad Channel Athletic Club march.Members of the Broad Channel Athletic Club march.City Councilman Joe Addabbo, local organization president Ed O’Hare and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer joined the line of march.City Councilman Joe Addabbo, local organization president Ed O’Hare and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer joined the line of march.

The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, the organization that sponsored the parade, lead off from the Gene Gray Park.The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, the organization that sponsored the parade, lead off from the Gene Gray Park.Crowds lined the streets to watch the parade in the very patriotic community.Crowds lined the streets to watch the parade in the very patriotic community.

Elderly veterans watch the memorial service.Elderly veterans watch the memorial service.Memorial Day in Broad Channel Started with a 10 a.m. memorial ceremony at the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department’s Noel Road Firehouse. Officers of the Volunteers pose after the ceremony.Memorial Day in Broad Channel Started with a 10 a.m. memorial ceremony at the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department’s Noel Road Firehouse. Officers of the Volunteers pose after the ceremony.

The Broad Channel Volunteers had to leave the parade at one point, lights flashing and sirens blaring, for an emergency call of a child in medical distress.The Broad Channel Volunteers had to leave the parade at one point, lights flashing and sirens blaring, for an emergency call of a child in medical distress.

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