East Meadow Memorial Day parade salutes veterans


Veterans marched along with students, East Meadow organizations and businesses, local Boy and Girl Scouts, politicians and firefighters all for the same purpose: to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The Memorial Day parade kicked off from East Meadow High School, made its way through Hempstead Turnpike and Prospect Avenue, and finished with services at Veterans Memorial Park.

Ed Freeberg, an Air Force veteran and a lifetime member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 652 in Merrick, who was recognized as this year’s Grand Marshal. During the ceremony, the national anthem was sung and an invocation was given.

Wreaths were placed by the memorial in the park by various local organizations.