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Veterans remember Pearl Harbor on 80th anniversary

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At the Pearl Harbor monument at the cemetery this afternoon, about two dozen people watched as a 48-star U.S. flag was raised and then lowered to half-staff in memory of the more than 3,500 Americans killed or wounded in the early morning attack by the Japanese Empire on Dec. 7, 1941. The surprise attack came without a declaration of war.  
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Service set at Calverton National to observe 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

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Tuesday marks the 80th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. A remembrance service will take place at the Pearl Harbor monument in Calverton National Cemetery.

Honoring those who served: Veterans Day ceremonies held in Riverhead and Calverton

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Veterans Day ceremonies held today in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery honored the nation's military veterans with prayer, wreaths, music and remembrances.

Flag placement ritual returns to Calverton

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The solemn annual flag placement ritual returned to a rainswept Calverton National Cemetery this morning, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Memorial Day parade, sidelined by pandemic in 2020, returns to Riverhead May 31

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Riverhead's Memorial Day parade will return this year, after being canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

An ‘unprecedented’ Memorial Day at Calverton National Cemetery

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There were no veterans groups, no music, no audience under the overcast sky early this morning. It was a Memorial Day unlike any other since Calverton National Cemetery held its first Memorial Day ceremony 42 years ago.

VA official rejects Suffolk’s flag-placement plea, but county executive appeals

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The VA official in charge of memorial affairs has rejected County Executive Steve Bellone's plea to allow group flag placement at Suffolk's two national cemeteries for Memorial Day.

Scouts place flags on nearly a quarter-million graves at Calverton National Cemetery

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Some 6,000 Scouts and their family members placed flags on each of the 225,000 graves in the country’s largest — and busiest — national cemetery.

Monument honoring U.S. servicewomen to be unveiled at Calverton National Cemetery Oct. 13

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The first monument at Calverton National Cemetery honoring women in military service, past and present, will be unveiled and dedicated during ceremonies there Oct. 13.

Photos: Commemorating Memorial Day at Calverton National Cemetery

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Several hundred people attended Memorial Day ceremonies at Calverton National Cemetery this afternoon, marking the 39th annual such ceremony at the nation’s busiest national cemetery.
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