Rockaway Memorial Day Parade Draws Large Crowds
The Rockaway Memorial Day Parade was held on Monday, May 28 under clear skies and perfect marching conditions. While the marching contingent continues to dwindle each year, the number of onlookers lining Rockaway Beach Boulevard was at record highs. There were actually three ceremonies on Monday. The first was held at the "Four Chaplains" memorial at St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129 Street, the second at the "Memorial Circle" at Beach 120 Street and the third at the Doughboy Monument at Beach 92 Street.