Generally Speaking: Memorial Day Parade here one of the biggest!

Not only do we have the distinction of holding one of the oldest continuous Memorial Day parades in the country here in Bay Ridge, but  the 148th year of this borough-wide Brooklyn parade turned out to be one of the biggest in the metropolitan area.

This year, the  parade was led by World War II Navy veteran Howie Dunn, a former Kings County commander of the American Legion, vice president of the Bay Ridge AARP and a fundraiser for and strong supporter of the Wounded Warrior Program. The parade chair was Vietnam era Air Force veteran Ray Aalbue and the Memorial Day main speaker was Joseph Tiralongo, commander of the Catholic War Veterans.

It’s been a busy week, starting with the Fleet Week parade of ships into New York Harbor, greeted by an 11-gun cannon salute from Fort Hamilton just before the ships cruised under the Verrazano Bridge, as  hundreds of school children watched from the army base’s bluff, so we thought we would fill the rest of this space with several photos.

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