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The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade
United Military Veterans of Kings County
May 26, 2014 kicks off at 11:00AM

"Lest We Forget"

All Veterans Are Invited To March
You Don't Have To Belong To A Veteran Service Organization to March
For more Information call Anthony Giovinco at 917-664-8850 or 718-748-4530

 Kings County Memorial Day Parade Fact Sheet

The 147th year, this is one of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the nation. It will kick off at 11:00 AM on May 26, 2014. 

* Parade originally ran along Eastern Parkway for many years and also along Prospect Park West in Park Slope. The parade has been held in Bay Ridge for the past 22 years.

* The Veterans of Foreign Wars will lead all Brooklyn Veteran Service Organizations that includes the Kings County American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, Jewish War Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, Women Veterans, Gulf War Veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Brooklyn “Key Chapter” American Ex-Prisoners of War, United War Council of New York, and Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans, Wounded Warriors, the NYPD and FDNY.

* Sponsored by the United Military Veterans of Kings County and the Brooklyn Borough President. The United Military Veterans of Kings County is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

* The United Military Veterans of Kings County is the successor to the Grand Army of the Republic, the Spanish American War Veterans, and the United War Veterans.

* The United Military Veterans of Kings County is a constituency of all Brooklyn Veteran Organizations joined by the National Guard, Labor Unions, Civic Organizations and patriotic youth organizations. Antique fire trucks and autos will also be featured in the parade, along with Boy and Girl Scouts, Sea Cadets, Explorers and many Brooklyn High School bands.  

* Parade kicks off at 11 AM on 87th Street and Third Ave. goes to Marine Ave. then up to Fourth Ave. and over to John Paul Jones Park, for a memorial service that includes a Wreath Laying, Flag Raising, Playing of Taps and a 21 gun-salute by Soldiers from the US Army Fort Hamilton Garrison.  All participants must report to a Street Marshal no later than 10AM. 

* The 2014 Grand Marshal will be Gold Star Mothers. 

* The Deputy Grand Marshal will be the families of the Fort Hamilton Military Community.

* Reviewing Officer is Colonel Eluyn Ginés, Commander, US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton.

* Special guests are Military Service Dogs and their handlers.  

* Chairman of the Memorial Day Parade Committee is Ray Aalbue. He can be reached at 718-833-8923 or 347-907-9547.

* General Membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the Post Chapel at the US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, in building 129 at 11AM. The next meetings are April 22 at 11AM and May 20 at 11AM and 7PM.  

* Seeking all Veterans to march. Veterans do not have to be a member of a service organization to march. Call the parades Chief-of-Staff Anthony Giovinco at 917-664-8850 for more information. 

* Visit us at www.brooklynmemorialdayparade.com and like us on Facebook at Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade.