Calverton National Cemetery
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.
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.
Veterans Day ceremonies held today in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery honored the nation's military veterans with prayer, wreaths, music and remembrances.
Riverhead's Memorial Day parade will return this year, after being canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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