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
Army Reserve Brigadier General William Barriage salutes the participants. Photo by Christina Santucci
Francis Lewis High School twirlers perform on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
Army Reserve Captain Joseph Weaver pulls a replica of Zion Episcopal Church, as his daughter Erise rides on the side.
Matilda the dog tries to stay in the shade. Photo by Christina Santucci
Bayside veteran Pat Bruno rides with his family. Photo by Christina Santucci
Vincent Panero, (l.) a former FDNY bugler, poses alongside his son, FDNY EMT Daniel Panero. Photo by Christina Santucci
Jack Huang holds an American flag. Photo by Christina Santucci
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer marches in Little Neck-Douglaston. Photo by Christina Santucci
Joseph Durante rides in a Fiat on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
Michelle Della Fave waves from the back of a classic car. Photo by Christina Santucci
Scott Winter holds Victoria Merlos, 3. Photo by Christina Santucci
Hundreds of people find shade along Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
Sailots salute as they pass the judges' booth. Photo by Christina Santucci
Members of the FDNY carry dozens of flags. Photo by Christina Santucci
Brooklyn (l.) and Shiloh Beasley wave flags near the parade's conclusion. Photo by Christina Santucci
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
Mark Koppelman, commander of the Bell-Oak Post 648, gets a ride with Jack Moravek. Photo by Christina Santucci
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
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
Mayor Bill de Blasio chats with Nicolas Vallejo, 2, and his father, Vladmir. Photo by Christina Santucci
Veterans Tom Fitzgerald (back) and Matthew Raible participate with the Vietnam Veterans of America's Chapter 32. Photo by Christina Santucci
Parade Co-Chairman Douglas Montgomery (l.) is joined by former CB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece. Photo by Christina Santucci
Veterans, including Bernard Schulman, who served as a private first class in WWII, ride in a vehicle. Photo by Christina Santucci
Matthew Kelly carries the flag for the Little Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Photo by Christina Santucci
Francis Lewis' JROTC performs for the crowd. Photo by Christina Santucci
Bagpipers from the Police Emerald Society’s Pipes & Drums take part in the festivities. Photo by Christina Santucci
Youngsters (l.-r.) Kara, Vanessa and Madeline Mulhall line the parade route with Jaclyn Clark. Photo by Christina Santucci
Gov. Andrew Cuomo smiles at spectators on Northern Boulevard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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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