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Highlights of Memorial Day parades

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

With flags flying, parade goers and marchers remembered those who had served their country and died at Memorial Day parades in College Point on Sunday and Little Neck-Douglaston on Monday.

Poppy Queen Isabella Joan Holloway greeted College Point from her throne atop a truck. Politicians, police and fire units, area groups, and of course, veterans joined in the annual commemoration.

The Little Neck-Douglaston event got off to a rocky start earlier this spring when the founding organization dropped out. But local supporters stepped up to the plate and donated $40,000 to keep the parade afloat, according to spokesman Victor Mimoni.

“There was fantastic participation,” Mimoni said. “The parade was outstanding all around and we’re happy with the way it turned out.”

About 200 groups participated, estimated to be larger than last year’s event.

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