Ceremonies honoring and celebrating our U.S. veterans will begin on Sunday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. First, Sag Harbor will host its annual Veterans Day Parade down Main Street. The parade will begin at 10 AM and conclude at the Civil War Monument at the intersection of Main and Madison Streets. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall on Bay Street.
Next is the East Hampton Veterans Day Parade and a special ceremony to honor Patrick Flynn, an East Hampton native who died in Vietnam. These events are being sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 555 and the American Legion Post 419 and the ceremony for Flynn will held inside the American Legion at 11 AM on November 11. The parade will begin in the East Hampton Village in front of London Jewelers at noon and the parade will continue down to the Memorial on the Green for a ceremony at 12:15 PM. The parade will then continue down North Main Street to the Patrick Flynn Monument, directly across from Collins Avenue. The monument’s dedication ceremony will begin at 12:30 PM.
Finally, Southampton will have its annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 12, with participants gathering at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot by 10 AM. The parade will then continue down Jobs Lane to Agawam Park for a service at Agawam Park at 11 AM. All veterans are welcome to participate in the parade and cars will be available for veterans who are no longer able to march in the parade. A reception will follow in the Veterans Memorial Hall.