There’s nothing like Mount Vernon’s grand Memorial Day Paraade. This coming Monday, May 27, Mayor Ernest D. Davis, the City of Mount Vernon, NY, and the Central Committee for Veterans Affairs want you to join them as the city salutes the men and women who served the United States in times of war.
The day starts off with a wreath laying ceremony at 8:30am on the Plaza of City Hall follwed by the parade that steps off promptly at 9:30 a.m. A police escort will precede this year’s Grand Marshall, Anthony Frusciante, Chairman of the Central Committee for Veterans Affairs.
The procession will proceed from East Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue, right on Park Avenue to South 1st Avenue, right on East 3rd Street to South 4th Avenue, right on south 4th Avenue, north to Gramatan Avenue. The parade will end at Hartley Park, where the city’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will follow at the Gazebo .
Sergeant First Class Dwuan E. Martin, a Mount Vernon native and recent retiree of the city’s Public Works Department will be this year’s keynote speaker. He is an Army retiree who served with the Military Police and Airborne Military Police and is currently enlisted in the Army National Guard where he deployed and trained in Germany, Bosnia, Sarajevo, and Stateside.
Participants in the parade will consist of city, state and national representatives, veteran’s groups, fraternal and civic organizations, members of the Mount Vernon Board of Education Trustees, members of the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon schools students, JROTC, bands and members of the city’s police and fire departments.
All parade participants will assemble at East Prospect Avenue between Park Avenue and North 3rd Avenue at 8:30am. One Roosevelt Square. In case of inclement weather, the wreath laying ceremony will be moved to the City Council Chambers, Mount Vernon City Hall / 2nd Floor.
For additional information please call the Mount Vernon Veterans Service Agency at 914-665-2391 or 914-665-2319.