The nation will be awash in parades commemorating fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend — but only one has run continuously since Civil War casualties were recent memories.
That would be the Kings County Memorial Day Parade, which kicks off for the 148th year in Bay Ridge on Monday. Run by the United Military Veterans of Kings County, it brings together veterans from every war going back to WWII, along with high-school marching bands, Irish pipers, antique cars, fleet week sailors and contingents from the FDNY and NYPD. Everything you want from a Memorial Day parade, in other words.
Leading the throng will be Grand Marshal Howard Dunn, a WWII vet and lifelong Bay Ridge resident. (more…)