Memorial Day holds many special memories for Port Chester native .
The musician and author remembers the days when village residents jammed the streets for the annual Memorial Day Parade, and families cheered on veterans who survived wars — and remembered those who never came home.
created a video about Memorial Day and its meanings to him, based on old footage of parades in Port Chester. He hopes that by sharing the video with others, perhaps more people will remember that the Memorial Day weekend isn't just a time for back yard parties.
Here's what's going on in Port Chester for Memorial Day:
This is my homage to Port Chester's Memorial Day Parade...when in the 50's and 60's there were thousands lining the streets.http://youtu.be/DiXlakwHfhM
footage from PC in 1955, 1969, 2009
Port Chester Post 93 of the American Legion is set to host its annual Memorial Day observances on Monday, with events from 8:45 to 11 a.m. that visit war monuments throughout the community and conclude with a parade on Westchester Avenue.
8:45 a.m. – A memorial service at the Port Chester Marina to honor servicemen who served and died at sea. Flowers will be strewn on the water.
9 a.m. – A color guard and a firing team will be at William James Memorial Gateway Park on North Main Street, where Taps will be played.
9:15 a.m. - A color guard and a firing team will be at the Vietnam War Memorial at Lyons Park, corner of King Street and Putnam Avenue, where Taps will be played.
9:30 a.m. - A color guard and a firing team will be at the Spanish War Memorial in Summerfield Park, where Taps will be played.
9:45 a.m. - A color guard and a firing team will be at Civil War Memorial, corner of Post Road and Pearl Street, where Taps will be played.
10 a.m. – The firing team will be at Post 93, 78 Pearl St.
10:30 a.m. - A color guard and a firing team will be at Port Chester Fire Department headquarters on Westchester Avenue, where Taps will be played.
10:45 a.m. – Ceremonies move to the Korean War Memorial at Crawford Park in Rye Brook.
11 a.m. – Ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park, North Regent Street and Westchester Avenue, followed by a parade down Westchester Avenue. The program at Veterans Memorial Park is expected to last about 35 minutes.