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On Memorial Day, Please Remember

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, May 27. This is a long-standing holiday, so it does seem that too often we tend to overlook its significance. It’s important to remember all those who have fought for our freedom and our way of life, be it 60 years ago or just yesterday. We must honor not just the men and women of our armed forces, but all Americans who put their lives on the line for all of us, every day. This Memorial Day please take time to remember, to pay tribute, to the members of our armed forces, our police officers, our firefighters, our emergency workers --- all of those caring, courageous men and women who defend and safeguard all that we hold dear.


This year, the annual Great Neck Memorial Day Parade honors its Grand Marshal Marine Sgt. Elliot D. Lichtenstein, who has just returned home to Great Neck, having retired from the Marine Corps.


The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27, starting at Susquehanna Avenue, up Middle Neck Road, to the Village Green in the Old Village. 


Celebrate Memorial Day at home in Great Neck, as you honor Sgt. Lichtenstein and all of his comrades, past and present, who protect our lives with theirs.


- Wendy Karpel Kreitzman