2005-06-03 / Community

Rockaway Honors Heroes In Memorial Day Parade


The American Legion Post leads off the parade.The American Legion Post leads off the parade.Veterans from many different wars salute the colors during a ceremony at the Four Chaplains Memorial at St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.Veterans from many different wars salute the colors during a ceremony at the Four Chaplains Memorial at St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.The Rockaway Memorial Day Parade, held on Monday, featured a number of short memorial services as well as a parade. Pictured, Daniel M. O’Connell American Legion Post Commander Mike Honan with Private First Class Shane Kudsch, a local man who just returned from Iraq.The Rockaway Memorial Day Parade, held on Monday, featured a number of short memorial services as well as a parade. Pictured, Daniel M. O’Connell American Legion Post Commander Mike Honan with Private First Class Shane Kudsch, a local man who just returned from Iraq.Members of the First Congregational Church with its pastor, Jan Powell (left) joined the line of march.Members of the First Congregational Church with its pastor, Jan Powell (left) joined the line of march.The 100 Precinct Explorers showed their marching skills.The 100 Precinct Explorers showed their marching skills.There were crowds all along the line of march, from Beach 129 Street to Beach 95 Street and the Doughboy Monument, where the parade ended.There were crowds all along the line of march, from Beach 129 Street to Beach 95 Street and the Doughboy Monument, where the parade ended.The Beach Channel High School Band set the pace.The Beach Channel High School Band set the pace.The Walter Blum Young Patriots from Belle Harbor featured many young local people.The Walter Blum Young Patriots from Belle Harbor featured many young local people.The Brian Piccolo Middle School 53 Band, in its first performance as a marching band, did a fine job.The Brian Piccolo Middle School 53 Band, in its first performance as a marching band, did a fine job.Massed flags at the ceremony at Memorial Circle at Beach 121 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.Massed flags at the ceremony at Memorial Circle at Beach 121 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

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