Plans for the annual Memorial Day Parade in Howard Beach were announced last week.
According to Veterans of Foreign Wars Bernard J. Coleman Post 2565, the day’s events will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 26 with a Memorial Day Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church at 101st Street and 159th Avenue.
The parade will then kick off at 11 a.m. in Coleman Square. Marchers are asked to be in position in front of the Howard Beach subway station at 10:30 a.m.
The march will take its normal route through Old Howard Beach, visiting the neighborhood’s Vietnam War memorial at 99th Street and 157th Avenue, the World War II memorial at Assembly of God Church at 158-31 99 St. and then go to St. Barnabas Church at 159-19 98 St. The parade will end at Coleman Square. Refreshments will then be served at The Rail Bar and Grill in Coleman Square. Ice cream will also be served for children.
According to parade organizers, 41 residents of Howard Beach have been killed in action serving in the Armed Forces.