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Veterans Day ceremonies to be held Saturday in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery

by Nov 9, 2023
Saturday is Veterans Day, a legal public holiday to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. in Riverhead and 1 p.m. at Calverton National Cemetery.

World War II soldier killed in action in 1944 is laid to rest in Calverton with full military honors

by Oct 10, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Bernard J. Sweeney Jr., who was killed in action Dec. 16, 1944 and remained unaccounted for until his remains were identified more than 76 years later, was laid to rest in Calverton National Cemetery today. Photo slideshow.

World War II soldier killed in Germany and unaccounted for until June 2021 will be laid to rest at Calverton...

by Sep 26, 2023
The remains of a 22-year-old Army sergeant reported missing after a battle in Germany in December 1944 will be laid to rest at Calverton National Cemetery next month.

Riverhead will mark Memorial Day with parade and ceremonies Monday morning

by May 27, 2023
The Riverhead VFW will host the annual Memorial Day ceremonies and parade Monday beginning at 9 a.m. to remember the nation's fallen military.

Veterans remember Pearl Harbor on 80th anniversary

by Dec 7, 2021
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.  

Service set at Calverton National to observe 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

by Dec 5, 2021
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

by Nov 11, 2021
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

by May 29, 2021
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

by May 20, 2021
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

by May 25, 2020
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.