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Memorial Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony

North Shore Veterans Memorial Post #21 in Oyster Bay will host their Memorial Remembrance Day parade and 2 – Ceremonies for the town again this year. The parade coordinator is Bob Selby, Parade Chairman, and AMVETS Vice Commander. The Oyster Bay town parade is sponsored by AMVETS Post #21 – Commander Bob Lane.

The parade will start “staging assembly” at 10:00 a.m.  and start along South Street, then into town center, making a right turn on East Main Street, and marching to Ships Point Lane, then making a left turn towards the bay. The “VETERANS” parade participants break away from the main parade group and proceed to the water-front area where veterans will hold a brief Memorial Ceremony with the theme for this remembrance: “For all of those – who were lost at sea.”

The parade resumes after a brief “break” – and then marches into town – onto Audrey Avenue and up to Oyster Bay Town Hall West area where the Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place – led from the “GAZEBO”… starting at about 11:15 a.m. Bob Selby will host and lead the remembrance ceremony. Featured as part of the ceremony, we’re honored to have the Oyster Bay High School Band – led by Mr. Matthew Sisia – providing patriotic tunes for the holiday – and throughout the patriotic ceremony.

Proud participants will include Oyster Bay AMVETS Post #21, and American Legion Veterans Post, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Westbury High School Jr. ROTC, Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, Little Tree Nursey School, Oyster Bay/East Norwich Little League teams, Oyster Bay/East Norwich Soccer Clubs, Oyster Bay/East Norwich PAL LeCrosse, Raynham Hall Historical site, and the Oyster Bay Historical Society, Sagamore Hill Historical site, Catholic Daughters, the Italian – American Citizens Club, Knights of Columbus, Matinecock Mason Lodge, Oyster Bay Lions Club, and Oyster Bay Jiu-Jitsu. The Oyster Bay High School Band and Oyster Bay Middle School Marching Band will be providing music for the parade.

Also contributing to the COMMUNITY SPIRIT & ENTERTAINMENT, will be  3 local FIRE COMPANIES,  Oyster Bay’s Atlantic Steamer Fire Company – led by Chief Robert Brickman… Oyster Bay Fire Company #1 – led by Chief Thomas Rahilly, Jr., and East Norwich Fire Company #1 – led by Chief Wayne Placella. All 3 fire companies will be providing a band to lead their fire companies through the entire parade procession.

The Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony and events should conclude by 12:30 p.m.

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