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Huntington Commemorates Memorial Day with Parade

A large flag hangs above Main Street courtesy of the Huntington and Huntington Manor Fire Departments

This afternoon, Huntington held its’ annual Memorial Day Parade through Huntington Village. The parade started at 11:30 at the Big H Shopping Center, came up New York Avenue, cut down Carver Street to Green Street and then preceded down Main Street until the end point at Stewart Avenue.

Suffolk Militia

The parade is one of the largest in the area, often drawing all sorts of groups from across the town of Huntington.

Stimson Middle School Marching Band

Huntington High School marching band

There were a four school bands playing, representing Finley Middle School and Huntington High School, as well as South Huntington’s Stimson Middle School and Walt Whitman High School.

Halesite Fire Department rolls out classic truck for today's parade

Huntington Manor Fire Department finishes parade in grand fashion

Fire Departments across Huntington were also present at the parade, including the Huntington, Huntington Manor, Cold Spring Harbor, Halesite, Melville, and Dix Hills fire departments. Additionally, a large American Flag hung above the intersection of Main Street and New York Avenue from the trucks of the Huntington and Huntington Manor Fire Departments.

Cub Scout Pack 34 marches in today's parade

The parade also drew a large number of civic organizations including the Kiwanis, Building Homes for Heroes, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and a variety of scout troops from the Huntington and Huntington Station areas.

The Model A Ford Club of Long Island showed off this classic car

Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone joins in on the festivities

Town councilman Mark Cuthbertson said about the day, “It’s a beautiful day, we’re lucky in our town, we have seven or eight parades, and it’s a town that makes a tremendous effort to honor and recognize its’ veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Melville Fire Department engine cruising down Main Street

Huntington Fire Dept. truck on display

School Board Member Liz Black commented, “Today is in memory for those who fought for our freedom, my dad was in World War II, he was a vet and I grew up understanding what that meant. It is a service and a sacrifice that the men and women who fight for our country give to us. I’m here to celebrate that and to remember those who died in our honor.”

Lt. James Byler, who was given a hero’s welcome on Saturday at Tri-Village Park and was the keynote speaker early Sunday morning at the Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony, was the honored again as the parade’s Master of Ceremony.

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2 comments to Huntington Commemorates Memorial Day with Parade

  • My Town Too

    Big faux pas Tattler… you missed the most important news of the parade! James Byler, wounded local hero, was the Grand Marshal – not even a mention of him in your article! Not a picture of him.

    Yet we get Petrone in a pic, of course. Yuck.

  • John Condon

    Fire trucks, firemen, Petrone in the T-Bird, local bands and the scouts. You couldn’t squeeze in one picture of a veteran or a veteran’s group. Let’s change the name of the holiday to what it truly has become – “Politician’s Day.”

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