Here we go again. The New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade and post-parade event at Hudson Park is ready to kick-off Monday morning. This year’s parade is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Peter Parente along with the many volunteers who have dedicated so much of themselves to make this event happen are primed and ready to go.
Monroe Collage, New Rochelle Chevrolet and Sound Shore Medical Center are the main sponsors of this year’s event. However, Many other local businesses, local residents and the City of New Rochelle have donated money and time to make this year’s Memorial Day Parade better than ever as well.
New Rochelle will enjoy the company of many Fleetweek Marines and Sailors this year as they are escorted up from the USS WASP. New Rochelle has earned a well deserved reputation for spoiling our dedicated troops with food and appreciation. They will be honored in classic New Rochelle style with a special breakfast and lunch as well as thousands of thanks from appreciative citizens.
To some, Memorial Day is about the sales in the stores. To us in New Rochelle, it is about remembering our veterans and troops who gave and continue to give their all for our liberty, for God and for Country. Just imagine giving your all, even your life for people you don’t even know. That’s what our brave troops have been doing throughout our history. We truly appreciate that and them for all they do to make America the greatest country in the world.
So, tomorrow morning, Monday May 28th, get yourself and family over to New Rochelle’s Memorial Plaza, adjacent to the New Rochelle Public Library for the 10:30 am memorial service and then line North Avenue down to Hudson Park and help us remember as the parade kicks off at 11:00 am. Then follow us into the park and enjoy the festivities, food, music and static displays. Weather permitting, there will be a helicopter landing in Hudson park at 2:00pm.
I look forward to seeing you there! God Bless America.