Photo: Denise Civiletti

Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies took place this morning in Riverhead.

The Memorial Day parade made its way around downtown Riverhead, stopping for wreath-laying ceremonies in remembrance of those who served: at the World War monument at the corner of Court Street and Osborn Avenue, at St. John’s Cemetery, at the Civil War monument in Riverhead Cemetery and at the World War II monument on the corner of Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue. A wreath-laying ceremony at St. Isidore’s Cemetery was held after the parade.

The annual event is coordinated by the Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee. Participants in the parade and ceremonies included the Riverhead VFW Post 2476, Riverhead American Legion Post 273, Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and Council Members Tim Hubbard and Bob Kern, Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio, Town Justice Lori Hulse, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller, the Riverhead Fire Department, Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Riverhead High School marching band, the Riverhead High School NJROTC, Boy Scout Troops 94 and 242, Cub Scout Pack 242 and antique military vehicles.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti

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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.