Brooklyn’s 151st Annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 28, 11am. It’s the oldest continuous Memorial Day Parade in the Metropolitan Area, and one of the oldest in America. This parade dates back to when Brooklyn was an independent city and the third largest in the country.
Lieutenant General Robert Caslen was announced as the grand marshal for the parade. Caslen, the superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a highly decorated soldier. The three deputy marshals are all veterans from Brooklyn - Korean War vets George Broadhead and Thomas Trombone, and Vietnam War vet Barry Berger.
Everyone is invited to line parade route and applaud Veteran groups, civic/business organizations, schools, and bands who will march with our active duty military, US Air Force Honor Guard and West Point Band; NYPD + FDNY, Henry Ford II Marching Band - Sterling Heights, Michigan, and many others.
The parade begins at Third Avenue and 78th Street and ends at John Paul Jones Park at 101st Street and Fourth Avenue, with a memorial service honoring fallen soldiers. The service includes bagpipes, cannon fire, taps, and a 21-gun salute by the Veteran Corps of Artillery, New York state’s oldest military unit.
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Third Avenue & 78th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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