The Bay Ridge Memorial Day Parade for 2014

Earlier today my neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn held its annual Memorial Day Parade. With so many of our readers hailing from NYC I like to present the parade in photography since its not always possible to be here when it happens. This year’s affair started on 88th Street and Third Avenue and would progress into the higher numbers making its left turn onto Marine Avenue. Once it hit Fourth Avenue it would veer right and end in John Paul Jones Park (an area photographed in this very blog for your enjoyment). This is primarily a photographic presentation with limited input from your humble narrator but if you are from this neck of the woods and now live elsewhere in our nation, I hope this reminds you of the old neighborhood just a little bit.

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Here’s a video of them roaring by for good measure 🙂 – I’ve got a couple of more clips down in the post of two of the bagpipers so don’t scroll too fast or you will miss them.

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A quick recording of this group of bagpipers marching by.

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Here’s a clip of these lads marching by. I love the bagpipes.

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Let’s never forget the sacrifice that so many made for us to be able to have this day. I’m not saying don’t BBQ or drink beers, because that is one of our freedoms of choice. I do suggest at least a toast or three to all the fallen men and women who defended our nation. See you next time.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

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