(GLEN COVE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D - Glen Cove) paid tribute to the men and women who lost their lives while serving in America’s armed forces during Memorial Day during ceremonies on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
The observances, which were organized by the City of Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Committee, began on Sunday when leaders of local veterans’ organizations laid memorial wreaths at the Landing, Doughboy, Ford Street, Elm Avenue and St. Rocco Memorials throughout the City. There was also a tour of Morgan Memorial Park highlighting the ‘Glen Cove Salutes’ banners, an exhibit installed by the City and sponsored by the Glen Cove Public Library as a tribute to Glen Cove’s veterans.
On Monday, the City hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Monument Park, which was followed by the March of Honor through the community to Pratt Park near the firehouse.
“Each Memorial Day, Glen Cove’s steadfast commitment to our nation’s armed forces shines through so beautifully when our community comes together to pay its respects,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I thank Mike Napoli and Michael Mienko for co-chairing of the City of Glen Cove Memorial Day Committee and applaud our veterans and community leaders for all they do to ensure that we never forget the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation.”
PHOTO CAPTION (left photo) - Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton speaks at Monument Park before Glen Cove’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30.
PHOTO CAPTION (right photo) - Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton marches with community leaders and her colleagues in local government on Monday, May 30.
PHOTO CAPTION (bottom photo) - Glen Cove’s Doughboy monument was among the places in the City where wreaths were laid during ceremonies on Sunday, May 29.