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Little Neck-Douglaston marks Memorial Day

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U.S. Marines (l.-r.) Sgt. Christin McAdams, Sgt. Matthew Day and Sgt. Cassimir Nembhard prepare for a gun salute under the watchful eye of Staff Sgt. Rashawn Bell at the conclusion of the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Army Reserve Brigadier General William Barriage salutes the participants. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Francis Lewis High School twirlers perform on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Army Reserve Captain Joseph Weaver pulls a replica of Zion Episcopal Church, as his daughter Erise rides on the side.
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Matilda the dog tries to stay in the shade. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Bayside veteran Pat Bruno rides with his family. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Vincent Panero, (l.) a former FDNY bugler, poses alongside his son, FDNY EMT Daniel Panero. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Jack Huang holds an American flag. Photo by Christina Santucci
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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer marches in Little Neck-Douglaston. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Joseph Durante rides in a Fiat on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Michelle Della Fave waves from the back of a classic car. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Scott Winter holds Victoria Merlos, 3. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Hundreds of people find shade along Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Sailots salute as they pass the judges' booth. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Members of the FDNY carry dozens of flags. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Brooklyn (l.) and Shiloh Beasley wave flags near the parade's conclusion. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Pups (l.-r.) Bella Mia, a Westminster Dog Show winner, Boogie and Kimba ride in a red, white and blue cart. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mark Koppelman, commander of the Bell-Oak Post 648, gets a ride with Jack Moravek. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Former city Comptroller John Liu (c.) marches with the Vietnam Veterans of America in the Little-Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. Photo by Christina Santucci
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FDNY Captain Michael Sitler (l.) of Little Neck is joined by his cousin, Staff Sgt. John Ciano, and his father, retired FDNY officer Bob Sitler. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mayor Bill de Blasio chats with Nicolas Vallejo, 2, and his father, Vladmir. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Veterans Tom Fitzgerald (back) and Matthew Raible participate with the Vietnam Veterans of America's Chapter 32. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Parade Co-Chairman Douglas Montgomery (l.) is joined by former CB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Veterans, including Bernard Schulman, who served as a private first class in WWII, ride in a vehicle. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Matthew Kelly carries the flag for the Little Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Francis Lewis' JROTC performs for the crowd. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Bagpipers from the Police Emerald Society’s Pipes & Drums take part in the festivities. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Youngsters (l.-r.) Kara, Vanessa and Madeline Mulhall line the parade route with Jaclyn Clark. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo smiles at spectators on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Public Advocate Letitia James, (l.-r.) Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmen Paul Vallone and Mark Weprin and Assemblyman David Weprin are joined by children behind the New York City Council banner on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck and Douglaston was covered in red, white and blue Monday afternoon for the annual Memorial Day Parade.

Updated 2:34 pm, January 18, 2015
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not enough from queens says:
Red, white and blue did not hide the empty storefronts or the chicken bones on the side walk in front of the Korean barbecue.
May 29, 2014, 8:47 am

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