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    Memorial Day: Mayor Adams, NYC residents to attend events to honor those who fought for USA

    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Though Memorial Day is a day off for some, it is a day dedicated to the memory of the people who have died for this country.

    As Fleet Week winds down, Mayor Adams attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum on Monday morning.

    He then participated in a ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors monument up on Riverside Drive.

    This day is also the unofficial start to summer and over the weekend, some beachgoers kicked things off at Coney Island.

    Video of Coney Island shows crowds trickling in to enjoy the weather. If the beach isn’t your thing, there’s always the rides.

    “I’m mostly here for the rides, but it’s so hot, so many people. I’d rather be here for the fun,” one beachgoer said. “Beautiful weather, baby’s first day at the beach, Memorial Day weekend, nothing like the sun.”

    Whether it’s a trip to the beach or any number of parades and ceremonies, make sure you get out and enjoy this beautiful day.

    Memorial Day Events:

    9 a.m., Westport Memorial Day Parade, steps off at Saugatuck Elementary School, Westport

    9 a.m, Yonkers Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony, 40 S Broadway, Yonkers

    10 a.m., Intrepid Museum’s Memorial Day ceremony, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan

    10 a.m., Mount Vernon Memorial Day Parade, steps off from Park Avenue and 1st Street, Mount Vernon

    11 a.m., Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Plaza Memorial Day ceremony, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan

    11 a.m., Mineola Fire Department Memorial Day Parade, steps off at Union Street and Westbury Avenue, Mineola

    Chantee Lans has details about Long Island’s tributes to fallen service members this Memorial Day.

    11 a.m. New Castle Memorial Day Parade, steps off from Ridgewood Terrace, New Castle

    12 p.m., Staten Island Memorial Day Parade, steps off at Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard in Randall Manor, Staten Island

    2 p.m., Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, steps off at Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Queens


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