Huntington plans activities for Memorial Day

May 19, 2018 by  

The Town of Huntington is putting veterans in the spotlight this Memorial Day, planning several ceremonies and parades in their honor.

A celebration at the Huntington Senior Center is one of the first events on the calendar. The St. Anthony’s Celtic Friars Pipe Band will be there, along with DJ Bob, and a color guard. The guest speaker for the event is Paul Tropeano, 94, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Tropeano was a member of the 544 Heavy Maintenance Ordinance Field Company, and was part of the landing at Sainte-Mère-Église, in Normandy. The landing took place one month after the D-Day invasion of June 6th, 1944.

Another event is laying wreaths at various memorials to honor the veterans of the nation’s wars. Finally, the American Legion is partnering with the VFW to host the Huntington parade. It starts from the Big H Shopping Center and ends at Stewart Avenue at 11:00 am.

The events begin May 25th, with the ceremony at the Huntington Senior Center ceremony, which takes place from 11:00 am until noon. Lunch will then be served, after which there will be music until 3:00 pm.

The wreath laying is set for May 27th on Main Street in Huntington, beginning at 9:00 am, and the Huntington parade begins the following day.

Events like this are special, and organizers could work with a banner printing company to create flags to decorate the venues.