Annual Rockaway Memorial Day Parade Steps Off Monday Under Clear Skies....Veterans, Civics, Kids March Proudly
The Annual Rockaway Memorial Day Parade stepped off from Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Monday. With beautiful weather and a full complement of marchers, the parade started early for the first time in recent memory. After a mass at St. Francis de Sales Church, there was a short ceremony at the Four Chaplains memorial at the church. The parade began with hundreds lining the boulevard. After a short stop at the Veterans Memorial at Beach 121 Street, the parade moved east on the boulevard to the Doughboy Monument on Beach 95 Street.