Sept. 11 parade planned for Calverton

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The World Trade Center Memorial in Calverton. At left is Calverton resident Hal Lindstrom who spearheaded the effort to get the memorial built.

A parade to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 is being planned for Calverton, Councilman Jim Wooten said at Thursday’s Town Board work session.

Mr. Wooten said letters have already been sent to local fire departments to see if representatives were interested in participating in the Sept. 11 parade, which was first suggested by Calverton resident Tom Lassandro.

The parade would step off near Riley Avenue Elementary School at 1 p.m. and continue north on Riley Avenue to the World Trade Center Memorial near the intersection with Edwards Avenue.

“This is a nice community thing and I’d like to see as many people there as I could,” Mr. Wooten said.

It was not clear is a formal permit to host the parade had been filed with the Riverhead Police Department.

Councilman John Dunleavy suggested reaching out to local Boy Scouts and other organizations to draw participants.

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