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Parades, Services, and a Flyover for Memorial Day

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 14:43
East Hampton's Memorial Day parade sets off down Main Street at 10 a.m.
Durell Godfrey

In observance of Memorial Day, American Legion Post 419 and East Hampton's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 550 will honor deceased veterans with services at 12 cemeteries in East Hampton Town on Sunday morning. Those joining in this tribute will leave from the V.F.W. building at 290 Montauk Highway at 8:15 and make their first stop at the cemetery close to the Wainscott School on that hamlet's Main Street.

Following that will be stops at cemeteries of various sizes in East Hampton, Springs, Montauk, and Amagansett, in each case recognizing "all who fought for our freedom in the foreign service," according to the V.F.W. The morning's tribute will conclude with a service at the American Legion on Montauk Highway in Amagansett at 12:15 p.m. 

On Monday, a Lost at Sea service will take place at Main Beach at 9 a.m. and will include a military flyover. The Memorial Day parade, organized this year by the American Legion, will set out from the East Hampton Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m., finishing at the Hook Mill green, where Staff Sgt. Jeanette Payne will be the speaker. Staff Sergeant Payne, who served in Iraq in 2008 and 2009 with an aviation unit, spoke at last year's parade as well.

In Sag Harbor, the village's Memorial Day parade will step off from the war monument at Otter Pond on Monday at 9 a.m. and proceed up Main Street with stops along the way. There will be school bands and speeches. The parade will end at Marine Park.


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