By Janee Law
The streets will are primed to be full of families dressed in red, white and blue on Monday, as several areas around town prepare for annual Memorial Day parades in honor of those brave men and women who have served, and continue to serve, the country.
The march in Centerport is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday up north on Harrison Drive. Parade goers will then head south to the Centerport Fire Department on Park Circle. The event is free of charge.
From Jericho Turnpike and Larkfield Road the parade in Commack will kick off at 10 a.m. on Monday. Heading east on Jericho Turnpike, the parade will junction at Veterans Highway to Cannon Park. The event is sponsored by the Elwood-Commack Post 9263 VFW.
Starting at the intersection of Clay Pitts and Larkfield roads, marchers in East Northport will begin their Memorial Day parade on Monday at 12:15 p.m. From there, the crowd will walk to the John Walsh Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the Northport-East Northport Library. The free event is organized by the Father Judge Council Knights of Columbus in East Northport.
Greenlawn residents will start off their day of fun bright and early at 9 a.m. on Monday. There is no charge to attend the parade, which starts at East Maple Road. The march will continue south on Broadway to Memorial Park at Pulaski Road and Broadway. It’s sponsored by the Greenlawn Fire Department.
Huntington’s Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Big H shopping center on New York Avenue at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. The parade of red, white and blue will travel north on New York Avenue, and then west on West Carver to Green Street. From there it’ll go north on Green Street to Main Street. Then it’ll turn east on Main Street, passing a reviewing stand, and heading toward Stewart Avenue. The free event is hosted by Nathan Hale VFW 1469.
Northport Village will host a parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. The march will begin on the north end of Laurel Avenue, proceeding to the harbor and stopping at Northport Village Park. There is no fee to participate in the festivities, and the parade will be sponsored by the Northport American Legion Post 694.