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Howard Beach pays homage to veterans

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:30 am

Over 200 spectators gathered in the Coleman Square area of Howard Beach on Monday to show support for our armed forces while cheering on parade floats, youth groups, marching bands and more.

Starting at the top left corner, a Marine shaking hands with a grand marshal. Girl Scouts Daisies, Brownies and Juniors Madison, Delilah, Skylar, Emily and Kaitlin, from St. Barnabus, patriotically participated in Howard Beach’s Memorial Day celebration. Below, soldiers march in a flag-raising ceremony held in front of St. Barnabus Church to honor over 40 servicemen from Howard Beach who died in the service of our nation from the Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom. Brian McGovern, a U.S. Marine who’s served in Afghanistan, helped lead the march alongside other servicemen. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato honored veteran’s groups, and municipal fire and police organizations and to her left, state Sen. Joe Addabo Jr. addressed the crowd. The center photo shows two Boy Scouts saluting the American flag as a third raises it. To the left, ladies from the Howard Beach Assembly of God Church march to honor the fallen.

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