Manhasset Memorial Day parade and service

Manhasset Memorial Day parade and service

The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire/Water District Board of Commissioners, the Officers of Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, and Manhasset Post 304 of the American Legion are sponsoring the 2023 Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and Service.

All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join in this remembrance of the great sacrifices of our American heroes. 

Flag Planting

Post 304 and Boy Scout Troop 97 will place American flags on the graves of veterans in local cemeteries and will participate with other American Legion posts in decorating the graves at the Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn. Post 304 has also donated American flags which will be placed on the street light poles along Plandome Road.

 The Parade

The Memorial Day Parade begins promptly at 10 a.m.  The route of the parade will be along Plandome Road from Plandome Court to Memorial Place with excellent public viewing along the entire length. Twenty-five organizations and six bands are scheduled to march. The parade will include fire trucks from the Manhasset-Lakeville and Plandome Fire Departments. During the parade the American Legion will place a wreath at the Gold Star Monument on Plandome Road. Parade Line-up

Those planning to march in the parade are expected to be present, ready to march, in their designated assembly areas no later than 9:30 a.m. 


 Memorial Day Parade,  May 29, 2023

  • First Division:

Assembly – Plandome Court South facing west (starting at junction with Plandome     Road)

  1. American Legion Commander
  2. First Division Commander
  3. American Legion Colors
  4. American Legion Post 304 Banner
  5. American Legion Members
  6.  Marine Corps League 
  7. Inisfada Gaelic Pipe Band
  8. American Legion Vehicles
  9. Poppy Queen Vehicle
  10. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 304
  11. American Legion Auxiliary Vehicle 

B. Second Division:

Assembly – Plandome Court

  1.   Second Division Commander
  2.   NYPD Pipe Band
  3.   Boy Scouts of America: 

Troop 97, Troop 71

 Cub Scout Pack 3, Cub Scout Pack 101

  1.   Girl Scouts of America: 

Junior Troops

Brownie Troops

Daisy Troops

C: Third Division

Assembly – Bourndale Road North, facing west (starting at the junction with                        Plandome Road)

  1.   Third  Division Commander
  2.   Manhasset High School Band
  3.   Manhasset PAL Baseball & Softball League
  4.   Manhasset PAL Lacrosse
  5.   Manhasset Soccer Club
  6.   Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations
  7.   Coalition for a Safer Manhasset
  8.   Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer

 D: Fourth Division

Assembly – Bourndale Road North, facing west (starting at the junction with                      Chester Drive)

  1. Fourth  Division Commander
  2. North Shore Nursery School
  3. Rotary Club 
  4. Kiwanis Club
  5. Knights of Columbus
  6. St. Mary’s Rosary Society
  7. St. Mary’s High School
  8. St. Mary’s Elementary School
  9. North Shore Right to Life Committee
  10. North Riding Chapter, NSDAR
  11. Guild of St. Francis Hospital
  12. Manhasset Association of Chinese Americans

E: Fifth Division

Assembly – Heights Road, facing west (starting at junction with Plandome Court)  

  1. Pipe & Drum Band
  2. Plandome Fire Department

F: Sixth Division

 Assembly – Summit Drive, facing east (start at junction with Plandome Road)

  1. NCPD Pipe & Drum
  2. Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department  

Memorial Service 

The parade will conclude at Mary Jane Davies Green where the Memorial Service will be held. The program will begin with our National Anthem led by soloist Carys Hyland.

Chaplain Lionel Mailloux of Manhasset Post 304 will read the Roll Call of Deceased Veterans of the past year. Taps will be rendered by two members of the Manhasset High School Band as the American Flag is brought to full mast. A bagpiper will play Amazing Grace as a wreath is placed before the Gold Star Monument.

School Awards will be presented to four young men and women from Manhasset High School and St. Mary’s High School.

 Commander Iacono will address the true meaning of Memorial Day. Catherine Lau will lead the audience in singing God Bless America. The service will conclude with a performance by the Manhasset High School Band.  Bearers of floral tributes will then proceed to the monument at Memorial Field.

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