Gallery by Justin Meinken and Stephen J. Kotz

A Hero’s Welcome

Veterans Day parades were held in East Hampton and Sag Harbor villages on Sunday, November 11, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which ended World War I in 1918.

In East Hampton, veterans marched from Newtown Lane to the memorial at Hook Mill on North Main Street. After a short ceremony there, the veterans marched up North Main Street to the new memorial at the East Hampton Emergency Services Building. The memorial was dedicated to Pvt. William Patrick Flynn, an East Hampton Village resident who was killed in Vietnam.

In Sag Harbor, veterans marched from the Civil War Monument at Main and Madison Streets to the American Legion on Bay Street, where there was a short ceremony at which U.S. Army Sergeant Max Yardley gave the keynote address.