Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee
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.
Remembering the armistice and honoring veterans: Ceremonies held in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery
“If you love freedom and liberty, thank one of our 21 million American men and women who swore with their lives to protect it. Veterans day is our time to salute them all.”
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.
Riverhead's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies went forward despite the rain this morning, though the parade was small and attendance sparse.