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Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade This Sunday

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May 24, 2018 By Tara Law

Forest Hills will honor the country’s fallen service members in a Memorial Day parade this Sunday.

The parade, which is being organized by the American Legion Continental Post 1424 of Forest Hills, will run along Metropolitan Avenue between Ascan Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. The parade will begin at noon and last about an hour.

The parade will conclude with speeches and a wreath-laying ceremony at Remsen Cemetery, according to the Forest Hills Times. The cemetery is named after Jeromus Remsen, who served as a colonel during the French and Indian War in 1757, and was later a Revolutionary War hero. His gravestone is the oldest in the cemetery.

The grand marshals of this year’s parade will be Carla Jantos MacMullen, the head of the Kew-Forest School, and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Arcati, according to the Forest Hills Times.

Servicemen and women are asked to wear Class A (Service Dress Blues) or Class B (Formal Attire). 

Location of Remsen Cemetery

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John O'Reilly

Anyone have the 411 on why Karen Koslowitz and Andrew Hevesi were MIA on the parade? Were they afraid they were going to melt or do they just don’t care about the purposes of Memorial Day?

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