Memorial Day ceremonies in Riverhead were very different today, but they did take place. The Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee held solemn ceremonies at two of the town's war memorial sites this morning. Photos and video.
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.
Flag-waving spectators and folks decked out in red, white and blue lined downtown Riverhead streets for the annual Memorial Day parade this morning.
Sunshine and temperatures in the 70s will make the weather perfect for outdoor activities this weekend. Here's a sample of what's on tap.
The annual memorial service will honor 71 Suffolk County corrections officers and deputy sheriffs who have died in service since 1887.
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.
Riverhead has sacrificed native sons in nearly all of the major armed conflicts fought by the United States since its inception. Today, the townspeople came together to honor their memory and give thanks for their sacrifice.