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Brooklyn’s 2024 Memorial Day Parade is nation’s oldest

May 24, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BAY RIDGE — THE NATION’S OLDEST continuously run Memorial Day Parade happens in Bay Ridge on Monday, May 27, Councilmember Justin Brannan reminded readers in a release Friday. This year is the 157th iteration of the parade, which steps off from 78th Street and 3rd Avenue at 11 a.m. Serving as 2024 Grand Marshal is Brigadier General Dean P. Thompson, Commanding General 353 Civil Affairs Command.

The parade proceeds down 3rd Avenue to Marine Avenue, up to 4th Avenue and over to John Paul Jones Park for a memorial service that includes: Bag Pipes, Flag Raising, Wreath Laying by Veteran Service Organizations, a 21-gun Salute by the Veteran Corps of Artillery and the playing of Taps.


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