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Holiday parades are readied

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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 am

Three area Memorial Day parades are gearing up for action over the upcoming holiday weekend.

Kicking off first is the annual College Point event, set for Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. It starts at the intersection of 28th Avenue and College Point Boulevard and ends at 5th Avenue and 119th Street.

Expected to participate are Mayor de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels. There will be floats, several marching bands, sailors and Marines. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is the grand marshal and Isabella Joan Holloway is the poppy queen.

The Whitestone parade will be held on Monday, May 26 at noon beginning at Whitestone Memorial Park, 149th Street and 15th Drive. Various veterans groups and organizations will participate.

The Little Neck-Douglaston Parade, considered the largest in the country, will kick off on Monday at 2 p.m. with World War II hero Rocco Moretto leading as one of four grand marshals, at Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard. It ends at St. Anastasia Church in Douglaston.

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