Communities across the country will gather this weekend to celebrate and remember those who fought and gave their lives in the name of freedom.
Here's what you need to know about Memorial Day 2014 in the Five Towns:
- Inwood's Memorial Day Parade kicks off Sunday at 12 p.m. The route takes marchers from the LIRR station parking lot on Doughty Boulevard to Mott Avenue. A service will be held afterward at the parade's destination, John J. Oliveri VFW Post 1582.
- The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Memorial Day Parade begins Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Firehouse. The route heads to Cedarhurst Memorial Plaza where a service will follow at Andrew J. Parise Park.
- Hewlett-Woodmere Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on Irving Place and concludes at Hewlett High School. Guest speakers, refreshments, and entertainment will follow in the school's parking lot.