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Memorial Day 2010 Events

Posted by on May 31, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The 2010 Memorial Day is held on 31st May and every year it is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of commemoration for those people who died while serving for the United Nations. Previously, Memorial Day was known by “Decoration Day”, lots of people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor died people, who died in military service.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All the schools, offices, government offices, businesses and organizations are closed on Memorial Day. On this day, parades, speeches, patriotic music and special events are celebrated.

About Memorial Day History:

In New York, the birthplace of the Memorial Day is believed to be Waterloo. On May 1866, this place observed its first memorial day. A presidential announcement was signed to identify Waterloo as the birthplace of the Memorial Day in the year 1966 by the federal government under the direction of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The national commander of the Grand Amy of the Republic named John Logan announced the first day of memorial and the initial Memorial Day was observed on May 30 the same year.

The day was celebrated by placing flowers and decorating the graves of more than 20,000 soldiers buried at Arlington cemetery. After the announcement, most of the northern states started to celebrate the day, while the southern United States refused to celebrate the Decoration Day and till the end of world war, they continued honoring their dead on a separate day. Many members of Veterans of Foreign War accumulate donation for the poppy in the days prior the Memorial Day. To raise funds to war orphaned children and widowed women, poppies were sold in the 1920. Till today, this tradition is still followed in many places.

2010 Memorial Day events schedule:

Monday, May 31, 2010:

8 am-5 pm
Free Ship Tours
Where: Pier 88, 48th St/West Side Highway, Stapleton Pier, SI

8 am-5 pm
USMC Static Display
Where: USS Iwo Jima

8 am-6 pm
F-18 Flight Simulator
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Display
USCG Static Displays
Paramount Top Gun Video Kiosks
ONR Static Display
NRD NY Static Display
Where: Pier 88, 12th & 46th St, Homeport Pier, SI (Static Display)

9:40-11 am
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Day Observances
Where: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, Riverside Dr & 89th St, Staten Island

10am-4pm
Raising Citizens: Meet & Greet with US Military
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan

10am-4pm
Sailors and Marines at the Bronx Zoo
Where: Bronx Zoo

11 am-2 pm
Kings County Memorial Day Parade
Where: 3rd Ave & 87th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

11 am-2:30 pm
Allied Veterans Memorial Day Parade
Where: Ridgewood/Glendale, NY

11 am-6 pm
Staten Island Memorial Day Parade
Where: Hart Blvd/Forest Ave

12-1 pm
Manhattan Memorial Day Parade
Where: Broadway/Dyckman Streets

2-5 pm
Memorial Day Parade: Bronx City Island
Where: City Island, Bronx

Tuesday, June 1, 2010:

8 am-5 pm
Free Ship Tours
Where: Pier 88, 48th St/West Side Highway, Stapleton Pier, SI

8 am-6 pm
F-18 Flight Simulator
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Display
USCG Static Displays
Paramount Top Gun Video Kiosks
ONR Static Display
NRD NY Static Display
Where: Pier 88, 12th & 46th St, Homeport Pier, SI (Static Display)

8 am-noon
USMC World Trade Center Run
Where: Federal Hall to Ground Zero

3-4 pm
USMC Reenlistment / Promotion Ceremony
Where: WTC website

7 pm
Karaoke Party @ Hard Rock
Where: Times Square

Wednesday, June 2, 2010:

Ships and service members depart New York City


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