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Remembering those who fought for freedom
June 2, 2022 at 6:10 a.m.
Port Chester Village Trustee Phil Dorazio, who emceed the Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park on North Regent Street on Monday, May 30, stands before a slew of local politicians and discusses his pride in serving the Village during times of reflection.
It gets hot when standing under the sun for too long, but Rye Brook residents Caden Krebs, 5, his sister Tori, 3, and their Havanese Ollie beat the heat by relaxing in their shaded red wagon during the Memorial Day ceremony.
Richard Kochanowicz of Quintard Drive, a Vietnam veteran attending the ceremony at Memorial Park, gets some love from his companion Johnny, a mini-golden retriever service pet.
A tradition every year, Vietnam veterans Dominick Mancuso of Port Chester and Peter Sileo of Rye Brook place a memorial wreath at the flagpole monument recognizing local veterans who died during World War II and the Korean War.
Dressed to impress in a fashion filled with school spirit, Edison Elementary School fourth-grader Steve Williams (left) and fifth-grader Daniela Navarro spin flags around while elegantly leading their classmates down Westchester Avenue.
There’s no stopping King Street School first-grader Annabella Sanchez as she proudly leads her fellow cheerleaders through the Memorial Day parade.
Madelyn Nangle, 11 months old, is intrigued by all the ruckus as she watches the parade pass by with her parents Mike and Teresa, a Port Chester native of the Florindi family who now teaches social studies at the middle school.
In an emotional state on the sidelines, longtime dedicated band parent Debra Scocchera takes out her phone to record her son Mark’s last parade as a senior with the Pride of Port Chester marching band.
While “Taps” is played, Scouts in Port Chester BSA Girl Troop 420 salute in honor of all heroes who gave their lives to serve the country.
Chris Genis, a 14-year-old White Plains resident with Port Chester BSA Troop 400, stands at the front of his cohort before the parade begins, preparing to lead his peers as a flag bearer down Westchester Avenue.
A member of Troop 2098, King Street School third-grader Arianna Butkiewicz waves the Girl Scout flag with pride during the procession.
When it comes to school pride, there’s no beating the energy from John F. Kennedy Elementary School students. Their spirited chants of “JFK” roared throughout the neighborhood.