Memorial Day is not only a great day for a lobster bake or a barbecue, but for remembering what the day is all about: honoring our dead.
• On Sunday, May 24, the Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade makes its ninth annual march, starting at 9 am from the St. Stanislaus American Legion post to St. Anthony’s Church for a memorial service. After the service, parade participants will head back to the American Legion post and hold a service outside.
Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade starts at 11 am at 519 Leonard St., at Driggs Avenue. For info, call (212) 748-8786.
• On Monday is the granddaddy of them all, the 142nd annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade — the oldest continuously run parade in the country. As it has for the past two decades, the parade will start at 11 am at Third Avenue and 87th Street.
The Kings County Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 am at Third Avenue and 87th Street. For info, call (347) 907-9547.