by Josey Bartlett Associate Editor
Community members of all ages and positions turned out for the annual Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside Flag Day parade on June 9. Marc Crawford Leavitt, a Democrat who ran for Queens boroughpresident in 2009, played the flute. Many schools marched the route waving flags. Members of the South Korean Navy shook hands with Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) and many more participated in and watched the fun weekend event. The marchers traveled down Greenpoint Avenue starting on 41st Street.
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx), left, spoke, along with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Sunnyside) and Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights).
Students from PS 199, Maurice A. Fitzgerald School, show their patriotism.
Theresa Shanderson and Kristen Donovan, students from St. Raphael’s School, wave their flags at the start of the 43rd Annual Sunnyside Kiwanis Flag Day parade.
Members of the New York Police Marching Band strut their stuff.
Major John Kwang-Nam Lee, a Vietnam veteran, shows off his American flag history book.