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Glen Cove Celebrates Memorial Day

Festivities begin with a commemoration, followed by the annual parade

Glen Cove got a break from the rain on this year’s Memorial Day, and though the sun was hot and the air ripe with humidity, the city’s residents showed their patriotism by lining the streets to welcome the veterans, marching bands and city officials who marched in the annual parade.

The day’s festivities began with a commemoration ceremony in Monument Park to honor the memory of the veterans and to recognize this year’s honoree, Glen Cove resident and World War II veteran Angelo J. Capobianco. Drafted into the United States Army Air Force in 1943 at the age of 18, Capobianco was sent to England in 1945 where he became part of the 43rd Air Repair Squadron, supplying materials and parts needed by the flight line airplane and engine mechanics to keep them combat ready. He became a sergeant and is decorated with the American Campaign medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign medal, Good Conduct medal and the World War II Victory medal.

The event was put together by the City of Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Committee, whose members represent the VFW James Donahue Post 347, American Legion Post 76, American Legion Young-Simmons Post 1765 and the Marine Corps League Globe and Anchor Detachment. Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi thanked all veterans for their service and commitment to this country, asking the community to also remember their dedication and give thanks to those who risked their lives for America’s freedom.