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05/27/19 2:46pm
05/27/2019 2:46 PM

The parade makes stops at each of the town’s memorials to pay tribute to the fallen. Scouts were among the groups to participate. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The Combined Veterans of Riverhead hosted its annual Memorial Day parade through downtown Riverhead Monday. (more…)

05/28/18 5:00am
05/28/2018 5:00 AM

On Memorial Day 2009, former President Barack Obama gave an eloquent eulogy for those who had died wearing American uniforms: “If the fallen could speak to us, what would they say? Would they console us? Perhaps they might say that while they could not know they’d be called upon to storm a beach through a hail of gunfire, they were willing to give up everything for the defense of our freedom; that while they could not know they’d be called upon to jump into the mountains of Afghanistan and seek an elusive enemy, they were willing to sacrifice all for their country; that while they couldn’t possibly know they would be called to leave this world for another, they were willing to take that chance to save the lives of their brothers and sisters in arms.” READ

05/25/18 6:00am
05/25/2018 6:00 AM

Music performed by the Riverhead Middle School band filled the ears of nearly two dozen people gathered outside Peconic Bay Medical Center Thursday afternoon.

The crowd came out to honor and thank veterans for their service in honor of Memorial Day and witness The Auxiliary at Peconic Bay Medical Center donate a $3,500 check to Boots on the Ground — a team of veterans who provide veterans and their families with food and furniture, and also ships monthly care packages to the military units that don’t have access to supplies. READ