Huntington Plans Memorial Day Services, With Covid-19 Limits

Traditional services in Huntington to honor the war dead will look at lot different this year.

The Town of Huntington said that a commemoration at Town Hall on Sunday will be closed, limited to members of the Veterans Advisory Board, with a raising and lowering of the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, remarks by Veterans Advisory Board members; placement of wreaths on the World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, and Women’s Veteran Monuments and to honor troops in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts; and the playing of Taps.

The ceremony will be recorded by the Town and distributed to the media along with prerecorded Memorial Day messages from Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci and members of the Town Board.

Residents may watch the video commemoration starting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 and throughout the holiday week on the town’s government access TV channels Optimum 18 and FIOS 38, on the Town’s website at huntingtonny.gov and on the Town’s social media channels.

At noon Monday, the Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps will  play Taps at the following locations:

  • Huntington Town Hall, Veterans Plaza, 100 Main Street, Huntington
  • Centerport Beach, Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • Crab Meadow Beach, Waterside Avenue, Northport
  • Hobart Beach, Birmingham Drive, Eaton’s Neck
  • Quentin Sammis West Neck Beach, West Neck Road, Lloyd Harbor

Also on Monday, Huntington veterans organizations, including Nathan Hale VFW Post #1469, Elwood/Commack VFW Post #9263, Huntington American Legion Post #360, Greenlawn American Legion Post #1244, and Northport American Legion Post #694, will place wreaths in their respective communities. No attendance will be permitted.

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