On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, a number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served.
The Blue Point Fire Department will have a parade to celebrate Memorial Day beginning at 11 a.m. on Blue Point Avenue and Middle Road. The parade will end at the firehouse.
A parade will commence at 9:30 a.m., sponsored by the Brookhaven Fire Department. The parade starts at Bellport High School and travels east on South Country Road to the memorial cannon and park. At the park, the Brookhaven Fire Department and VFW Post 8300 will hold a memorial service.
The Bellport Village Memorial Day parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Village Green, located at Bellport Lane and Bell Street, on Monday, May 30. The parade proceeds north on Station Road to the village cemetery, where members of VFW Post 8300 will hold a ceremony.
The Medford VFW will not be hosting their annual Memorial Day parade this year; instead, Vietnam Air Force veteran and VFW member Walter Maresco will be walking Route 112 from Tremont Elementary School north to the VFW Hall. Last year, over 60 motorcycles followed with a police escort.
The United Veterans Organization including local American Legion Post 269, VFW Post 2913 and Amvets Post 8111, will be hosting their annual Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. from Route 112 to the American Legion located on South Ocean Avenue, to be followed by a ceremony.
The Patchogue Fire Department will also host a service on Memorial Day at 9 a.m. in front of the firehouse located on Jennings Avenue. Amvets Post 111 will have a service at 8 a.m. at their building on Cedar Avenue.
Garden Club Plant Sale
The Bellport Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., on the Village Green in front of CVS, South Country Road, Bellport Village. Offered for sale will be perennials, annuals and herbs (all grown by Garden Club members), as well as house plants and some gardening supplies. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Beautification Fund, which pays for the plant material for the window boxes on Main Street. The plant sale is held in conjunction with Bellport’s annual Memorial Day parade.
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