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Remembering those who served us

Woodside holds annual Memorial Day parade and wreath-laying ceremony

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

Veterans, community leaders, residents and elected officials participated in the St. Sebastian’s Catholic War Veterans Post 870 Annual Memorial Parade on Monday to honor the heroes who gave their lives by serving their country in times of need.

More than 100 people marched from St. Sebastian’s along Woodside Avenue to Doughboy Plaza where a remembrance ceremony was held.

A wreath was laid at the eponymous monument that has stood on the plaza site since 1923 in honor of World War I veterans.

Wreaths were also laid at Woodside Memorial Park on Woodside and Roosevelt avenues and at the Woodside Vietnam Veterans Monument at Woodside Avenue and 57th Street.

A special service was held at St. Sebastian’s church and members of Post 870 honored the fallen with a firing of arms.

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