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Memorial Day in Pictures

Mon, 05/29/2023 - 15:13
After East Hampton's parade, a service followed at the Hook Mill memorial green.
Durell Godfrey

Memorial Day observances in East Hampton and Sag Harbor Villages on Monday were both solumn and celebratory, as people lined the streets in both villages to salute veterans and remember the fallen. 

The Lost at Sea service at Main Beach. Durell Godfrey

In East Hampton, the day begin with a Lost at Sea service at Main Beach at 9 a.m. After that, at 10, marchers joined a parade down Main Street to the memorial green at Hook Mill, where Staff Sgt. Jeanette Caputo was the speaker. 

Staff Sgt. Jeanette Caputo. Durell Godfrey

From the East Hampton Fire Department, Ray Harden, left, and Joseph DeCristofaro. Durell Godfrey

The color guard at the East Hampton parade. Durell Godfrey

At Main Beach. Durell Godfrey

At Main Beach. Durell Godfrey

Veterans at the Hook Mill green. Durell Godfrey

In Sag Harbor. Christopher Gangemi

In Sag Harbor, the parade began at the World War I monument at Otter Pond with stops at the village's other war monuments, and in front of the firehouse, before concluding in front of the Vietnam, Korean, and World War II monuments at Marine Park. At each stop, a small speech remembering the fallen veterans, a gun salute, and taps. Hundreds attended.

At Marine Park in Sag Harbor. Christopher Gangemi

"This has to be the biggest crowd ever, by double," said Mayor James Larocca, himself a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served two combat tours.

The Sag Harbor Community Band played patriotic tunes on Main Street. Christopher Gangemi


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