Memorial Day remains the domain for members of the armed services, who laid down their lives making the ultimate sacrifice for the United States. College Point has been trying to do right by the current and former members of the military for years with its Memorial Day Parade. The route started at the southern end of College Point proper, by 28th Avenue, before climbing straight up through the neighborhood. A day later, the marquee Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade marched down Northern Boulevard, with veterans and service members of all stripes waving to the crowd from the back of various classic convertibles.
Veterans from several wars took a joyride down Northern Boulevard on Monday.
A young member of the Focus Baptist Church.
The NYPD Emerald Society’s Pipes and Drums marching down Northern Boulevard.
Two friends saying hello along the route.
Parade watchers waving flags at service members as they walk by.
College Point’s Memorial Day parade, held on Sunday, featured a number of floats that snaked down the neighborhood’s main strip.
Francis Lewis High School’s renowned JROTC marches down College Point Boulevard.
Mayor Bloomberg at the Little Neck-Douglaston parade.