Staten Island 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade which is held along Forest Avenue is back following a year that saw the event significantly scaled back.
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Not just in Staten Island, however, but all across the five boroughs, people lined the streets, restaurants’ outdoor dining tables were filled with customers and roads were adorned with American Flags.
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In Little Neck, Queens, mayoral candidate Andrew Yang attended a wreath laying ceremony that also drew veterans, scout troops and even old fashioned military vehicles.
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In Manhattan, the event took place at the Intrepid museum with a large socially distant crowd watching as service members unfurled an enormous American flag and Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke.
In Brooklyn families gathered to watch floats and old fashioned vehicles drive past. Curtis Sliwa was seen shaking hands with veterans.
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In attendance on Staten Island, were Borough President James Oddo, NYC Councilmember Joe Borelli, activist and artist Scott Lobaido, Staten Island Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, and Staten Island Pastor Reverend Father Michael Martinee.
The Staten Island parade also saw Mayoral Candidates Fernando Mateo, Curtis Sliwa and Eric Adams.