Massapequa Park Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2013 - 10 AM
The Parade will start on Front Street and Continue to Klestinec Park - Klestinec Park is located on a triangle on Broadway and Ohio Ave. It is named for Albert F. Kestice, a Vietman veteran who was in heavy fighting in the Quang Nam province of South Vietnam on July 10, 1966.
Line up time is 9:30. The parade route begins on Front Street, travels west to Park Boulevard, north on Park Boulevard to Clark Boulevard, west on Clark Boulevard to Broadway, south on Broadway to Klestinec Park, Where a Memorial service and wreath Laying ceremony will take place.
Memorial Day should be a time of solemn reflection on some of the most sacred of human ideals: Faith, family, duty, commitment, heroism and honor. We are so profoundly indebted to all those soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen who have given their lives defending us.
A few years ago Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act. It asked Americans to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. local time and think about those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
It may seem like a small gesture, but it's a way to, however briefly, keep faith with those heroes and maintain a tradition worth keeping.
"AMERICA AMERICA GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA"