SCARSDALE, N.Y. War veterans, residents and town officials came together at Chase Park in Scarsdale on Monday to celebrate the men and women who have laid their lives down in war for their country.
The fallen soldiers were honored with a parade that marched through the village, while residents applauded and thanked the servicemen and women. The parade featured local law enforcement and fire personnel, Scarsdale Little Leaguers, area Boy and Girl Scouts and soldiers from every branch of the military.
Every Memorial Day is hallowed, Scarsdale Mayor Miriam Levitt-Flisser said during a ceremony after the parade. They are all heroes, the men and women serving our country.
The Scarsdale High School marching band played God Bless America at the front of the parade line, setting the mood for those watching along Chase Road, Popham Road, Church Lane and Crane Road, cheering their heroes and waving American flags.
We set this one day aside every year and yet, it just does not seem to be enough to honor their memories, Thomas Adamo, commander of the Scarsdale American Legion Post 52, wrote in the parades program. This day should be repeated many times in our minds and hearts.
Before the parade, Adamo held a brief ceremony at the towns World War II memorial. Martin Fromm, a Navy veteran, raised the U.S. flag. Local scouts placed a wreath in front of the monument to honor the fallen, while Scarsdale High School student Brian Ro performed Taps on his trumpet.
This day is about remembrance for those we lost. To honor them and their families, Fromm said. Its the anniversary of the War of 1812, and we have to remember Francis Scott Key. This is an important year for our country.
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