Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:32
Plainview’s annual Memorial Day parade was again a success with Mother Nature cooperating as well – beautiful blue skies and warm weather made everyone smile as they watched the parade with pride.
Every year the parade salutes the men and women from the Armed Forces for their service to this county past and present.
This year, the Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade was Edward Coyne, an honored WWII hero. In 1943, Coyne served as a U.S. Naval Seaman on the USS Aircraft Carrier Intrepid. He is one of the original “plank owners” of the USS Intrepid and was honored with 5 Battle Citations.
The parade started in the parking lot of 700 Old Country Road and made its way down to the Plainview Pool on Washington Avenue for a Commemoration Ceremony.
Carol Siva from Channel 12 News was this year’s honored guest and joined the Military vehicles, local politicians, the POB High School Marching Band, vintage antiques vehicles, Boy and Girl Scouts, PAL, Double GG Productions, Trio Hardware, four elementary schools, POB Senior Citizen Club, Friends of the Library, St. Pius Senior Club, the men and women from the POB Volunteer Fire Dept. and scores of other local stores, and clubs at the parade.