By Mildred Alpern
An overflowing crowd of all ages assembled on the plaza of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument at Riverside Park and 89th Street for a service on this Memorial Day.
Music and words were solemn and patriotic befitting the occasion. Active duty Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen participated in the services along with the US Navy Band performing musical tributes. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in period uniforms were in attendance as well as state and city leaders. A wreath laying ceremony was a moving event.
Photos below by Aris Dervis.
Photos below by Mildred Alpern.
And a bonus photo from Helene Solomon:
“I noticed that you had a picture that included my dad from the rear. His name is Irwin “cookie” Solomon. He turns 94 this week and survived WWII when his ship was hit by Kamikazes two days beige the end of the war. He has lived on the UWS for 70 years in the same apt. There is a bench dedicated to him in the park on the Promenade facing the River at about 89th Street opposite the dog run. And as you can see he is also a lifelong NY Giants fan!”