2005-06-03 / Community

Broad Channel Shows Patriotism With Memorial Day Parade

The Larkin family and friends cheer as the parade goes by.


Early on Sunday, the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department held its annual memorial service to honor those members who have died. Pictured, members of the BCVFD bow their heads while the names are read.Early on Sunday, the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department held its annual memorial service to honor those members who have died. Pictured, members of the BCVFD bow their heads while the names are read.Officers from the BCVFD, including Chief Thomas Larkin (left) and Captain Brian Williams read the names and toll the bell.Officers from the BCVFD, including Chief Thomas Larkin (left) and Captain Brian Williams read the names and toll the bell.The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, who sponsor the parade, lead it off.The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, who sponsor the parade, lead it off.Members of Veterans organizations lay a wreath at the memorial in the East 17 Road Park.Members of Veterans organizations lay a wreath at the memorial in the East 17 Road Park.The American Legion Post shows its colors.The American Legion Post shows its colors.Young members of the Broad Channel Athletic Club marched in numbers.Young members of the Broad Channel Athletic Club marched in numbers.Local residents of the patriotic community cheer the parade from a porch.Local residents of the patriotic community cheer the parade from a porch.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and City Councilman Joseph Addabbo in the line of march.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and City Councilman Joseph Addabbo in the line of march.A ceremony took place in the memorial park on Cross Bay Boulearvard.A ceremony took place in the memorial park on Cross Bay Boulearvard.Apparatus from the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department joined the parade.Apparatus from the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department joined the parade.

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