Parade Grand Marshals MaryAnna Zero and Joseph B. Papavero flank honored veterans Donald Steinmaker, second from left, and Joseph Romano.
John Kempisty, a 92-year-old World War II veteran.
Patty Egielski holds her 11-month-old granddaughter Brianna on her lap for her first Memorial Day parade.
Clemente and Amarilys Rodriguez, parents of Marine Cpl. Robert Rodriguez, who was killed in action in Iraq on March 25, 2003. The gold star parents were among the special guests at the memorial site in Maspeth.
Marchers wear Colonial garb and carry Colonial flags during the parade.