Yes, the mural says “Maspeth is America,” but you better believe the rest of this part of Queens is just as patriotic. Our all-American pride was on display Nov. 3, when the Fourth Annual Queens Veterans Day Parade was held in Middle Village.
Parade Grand Marshals Daniel Wisotsky, a Persian Gulf War veteran, and Julius Freeman, a World War II veteran, lead the way.
Julia D’elia and her mom, Daria, express their gratitude to our servicemen and women
The Coastal Patrol cadets march
Spectators show their pride
Sal DiPietro is feelin’ out of sight with his Elvis Pink Cadillac
Members of the Catholic War Veterans of St. Margaret’s Parish offer crisp salutes;
Vietnam veteran Alfred Gatt, riding shotgun, is joined by his parents-in-law, World War II veteran Casper Inzerillo and his wife, Ann, and Gatt’s wife, Patricia Gatt, a Queens Chronicle account executive, and Fred Jost of the Knights of Columbus, who also served in the ’Nam
Griffin Doremus, 3, shows his pride