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Queens commemorates Memorial Day

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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:54 am, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

As the mural says, Maspeth is America, and the community proved it again with its May 25 Memorial Day Parade. The following pictures are just a few of the sights:

• the star-spangled outfits of 8 year old Victoria Pipia, left, and her sister Julia, 5;

• the female veterans and widows waving to the crowd;

• the Aviation High School Air Force Jr. ROTC marchers;

• the release of the white doves of peace, their flight symbolizing freedom; and

• parade Grand Marshals Len Masone and Karen Burke placing a wreath to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

Glendale and Ridgewood held their parade May 26. Pictured are:

• A Salvation Army officer marching in memory of the fallen;

• A Vietnam veteran and his dog named Freedom;

• Patriotic footwear; and

• Young people in uniform marching in perfect formation.

As always, both events were strong reminders that freedom isn’t free.

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