Veterans Day Observances in Long Island

by Maytal Wichman

Tomorrow we honor our Veterans. While it’s a fun day off from school, it’s also an opportunity to teach your children about the sacrifices our veterans made for our country. Here’s a list of observances and parades in Nassau and Suffolk.



Glen Cove

Veterans Day Ceremony

Where: Glen Cove City Hall
9 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2000

When: 11am. The City of Glen Cove Honoree is Ben Farnan, a veteran of the Korean War. He will be honored in front of the Doughboy Monument next to the Glen Cove Public Library.

Long Beach

Veterans Day Observance

Where: Kennedy Plaza
1 West Chester Street
between National Blvd. and Center Street

When: 10:30am. Ends at 11am with a ceremonial rifle salute. A light meal will be served immediately following the ceremony in the lobby of City Hall. (In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place on the 6th floor of the Long Beach City Hall).



Veterans Day Parade & Services

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Meeting House Lane & Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 283-1623

When: 10:45 am. The parade will begins at the First Presbyterian Church and will continue on Jobs Lane. It will end on Veterans Memorial Hall on Ponds Lane in Southampton.

Fire Island

Free Tower Tours for Veterans

Where: Fire Island Lighthouse

4640 Captree Island
Captree Island, NY 11702
(631) 661-4876

When: All Day

The Fire Island Lighthouse will offer free tours all day to veterans with a military ID.

St. James

VFW Post 395 – Veteran’s Day Parade

Where: Parade starts at Woodlawn and Lake Ave – north on Lake Ave to St. James Elementary School.

When: 10am – 12 noon



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