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88th Annual Great Neck Memorial Day Parade

Judge Jack Weinstein honored as grand marshal

Great Neck’s own Judge Jack Weinstein will lead the 88th Annual Great Neck Memorial Day Parade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The parade, sponsored by the Great Neck communities, will step off, rain or shine, at 9:30 a.m. from Middle Neck Road (south of the LIRR station) and continue north along Middle Neck Road to the Village Green for the Remembrance Service. The Remembrance Service will begin about 10:15 a.m.

Judge Weinstein currently serves as a justice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. Nominated by then President Lyndon B. Johnson on Jan. 16, 1967, Judge Weinstein was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 14, 1967 and received his commission the following day, April 15. He served as chief judge from 1980 through 1988 and achieved senior status on March 1, 1993.

Judge Weinstein graduated from Brooklyn College in 1943 with his BA and graduated from Columbia Law School, with a JD, in 1948. His professional career also includes lecturing at Columbia University in 1948 and working as a law clerk to Judge Stanley Fuld, New York State Court of Appeals, from 1949 to 1950. From there, he worked in private practice in New York City from 1950 to 1952 and then served on the faculty at Columbia University Law School from 1952 to 1967. Judge Weinstein became a professor of law, serving in that position from 1956 to 1967, and as adjunct professor from 1967 to 1998. He became a county attorney in Nassau County from 1955 to 1957 and he became an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School in 1987 and still serves in that position today.

A qualified submariner, Judge Weinstein saw service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters from 1942 through 1948. While in the Pacific theater, then Lt. Weinstein’s boat was responsible for sinking an enemy cruiser as well as several other large vessels. His boat’s mission was to rescue downed airmen. He received a letter of commendation from COMSUBPA prior to leaving active service and he went on to serve in the Naval Reserve until his discharge in 1949.

The Great Neck Memorial Day Parade Committee invites the entire community to come to the parade and “honor our fallen heroes.”