Many people like to say they support the troops. Here's a chance to show how. The organizers of the New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade are looking for a few good men, women and children.
The floats for the parade need to be pulled out of the Ward Acres Barn, dusted off and readied for the parade next week. If you can give an hour of your time, they would appreciate your stopping by at 10 AM to pitch in.
The Ward Acres Barn is accessible from a driveway on Quaker Ridge Road. The location is on the north side of Quaker Ridge Road between Sussex Road and Pinebrook Boulevard.Read more
Attention veterans, service members – and their families: Come to Westchester County’s 5th annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Memorial Day Tribute at Playland, Sunday, May 27.
The event, sponsored by Westchester County, runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Westchester Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps will perform at the main gate at noon. At 1:30 p.m., County Executive Robert P. Astorino will deliver a tribute in memory of those who have lost their lives in defense of the United States. There will a helicopter and Osprey Flight demonstration provided by the U.S. Marine Corps at 2 p.m., weather permitting.
The barbecue is co-sponsored by Fordham University and The Generoso Pope Foundation.Read more
The George T. Davis Funeral Home is hosting a trip to Calverton National Cemetery for those families or veterans who do not get an opportunity to visit their loved ones or friends.
This FREE trip will take place on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. The bus will depart from 14 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY at 8:15am and will return approximately 4:30pm. A ceremony will host special guest speaker, Commissioner Terrance C. Holliday; Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs New York City and Retired Colonel in the United States Air Force, patriotic songs, folding of the flag, a dove release, Taps and more, will be held at the Assembly area of the cemetery. This year we will also honor those indigent veterans who have no family. After which family and friends will visit the graves of their loved ones.
A continental breakfast will be served at George T. Davis Funeral Home between 7:15am and 8:00am. A box lunch will be provided on the bus at Calverton National Cemetery.Read more
Peter Parente, Parade Coordinator sends along this message:
If any one would like to participate out the parade ( March with us down North Ave.) as your civic/religious organization,Groups,Business, Team or School please let me know. The attached form MUST be filled out and returned to me ASAP via e-mail or fax @ 203 637 3594. At the bottom of app, please advise us about your group. The TV narrators will explain who you are as you pass the cameras
For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me 914 557 5556. If you are already locked on, please disregard.
Feel free to pass this message along to appropriate associates. Theme MUST be patriotic!!! Red, White & Blue!
God Bless America!!! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!!
The New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 28th.
The organizers of the parade will be holding an open meeting for all those interested to volunteer in any capacity to assist with the parade. The meeting will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday 7th at 8:00 p.m.
With recent cuts in municipal funding we need the community's support more than ever. Please come and learn what you can do to help. If you can't volunteer consider writing a check. If you have any questions contact Peter Parente at 914-557-5556;Read more
The New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade is an event that New Rochelle residents have enjoyed for the past four years. Each year the parade has grown larger and better. A part of the day has also included the after-parade-event at Hudson Park. In the past this event has been filled with music, good food, military vehicles and helicopter static-display, fun for the kids and so much more.
The planning process, which is monumental, is underway for this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Remembering the sacrifices made on our behalf by our brave veterans is a most important and worthy endeavor. Honoring and showing our appreciation for the many troops who are brought up to New Rochelle on Memorial Day during “Fleetweek” is also the least we can do as they serve our country in Afganistan and other places overseas. The appreciation and gratitude they receive here in New Rochelle has become something that the troops remember and talk about for years afterword.Read more
Fermijon Marrero's pile of lies has come crashing down around him as media outlets from around the New York area have picked up the story after Talk of the Sound reported that the man honored as Grand Marshall of the 2011 Memorial Day Parade was not a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army or Vietnam POW. In fact, Marrero is an outright fraud, discharged from the Army in 1976 as a private after 9 months of service. He never saw combat or served overseas, spending his entire time in the service stationed as bases in the United States Talk of the Sound's based its reporting on information published on John Lilyea's This Ain't Hell Blog and research done by Mary and Chuck Schantag of the POW Network site after the Daily New Rochelle reported that Marrero claimed to have been a Vietnam POW.Read more
POW Network, a website dedicated to American Prisoners of War, is reporting that the recent Honorary Grand Marshall of the 2011 New Rochelle Memorial's Day Parade misrepresented his rank, his military service and just about everything else as part of a broader pattern of fraud. Talk of the Sound has confirmed that Marrero never served in Vietnam, was not a Prisoner of War, did not escape from a Vietnamese prison and is, in fact, on probation after pleading guilty in 2009 to fraud charges
John Lilyea (SFC, US Army Retired), author of the This Ain't Hell But You Can See It From Here blog is reporting that the man claiming to be Brig. General Fermijon Marrero is actually Private Ferman Ernesto Marrero.
Messages left for Marrero were not returned.Read more