2016-11-09 / Front Page

Honoring Our Vets

The New York Grenadier Cadet Corps.

The New York Grenadier Cadet Corps. The annual Veterans Day Parade in Middle Village wasParade Grand Marshal, 92-year young Luke Gasparre, salutes for the camera. Gasparre was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. His daughter Rosanna and son Luke Jr. rode with him.

PHOTOS WALTER KARLINGParade Grand Marshal, 92-year young Luke Gasparre, salutes for the camera. Gasparre was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. His daughter Rosanna and son Luke Jr. rode with him. PHOTOS WALTER KARLING held on November 6 along Metropolitan Avenue.



The parade Grand Marshal was 92-year old Luke Gasparre, who fought in the Battle of the Akiesha Zhicay conducts the parade participants’ pacing with her flag.Akiesha Zhicay conducts the parade participants’ pacing with her flag.Bulge during WWII. His children Rosanna and son Luke Jr. accompanied him. Co-Grand Marshall, Gary Inzerillo, took sick and missed appearing.    

Glockenspiel student Ethan Santos gets impromptu street lesson under the expert tutelage of Devin Maldonado of the New York Grenadier Cadet Corps.
Glockenspiel student Ethan Santos gets impromptu street lesson under the expert tutelage of Devin Maldonado of the New York Grenadier Cadet Corps. Other attractions included The City Twirlers, Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter The Cub Scouts from Our Lady of Hope Elementary School in Middle Village.

The Cub Scouts from Our Lady of Hope Elementary School in Middle Village. President Michael O’Kane, The New York Grenadier Cadet Corps, the family of fallen Marine Julian Ramon was also on hand to keep his memory alive by riding in the parade.

The family of fallen Marine Julian Ramon keep his memory alive by riding in the parade. Corporal Ramon was killed in Iraq in 2006 by a roadside bomb.
The family of fallen Marine Julian Ramon keep his memory alive by riding in the parade. Corporal Ramon was killed in Iraq in 2006 by a roadside bomb. A roadside bomb killed Corporal Ramon in Iraq in 2006. Also in the procession was the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, the NYPD Pipe and Drums and Cub Scout Pack 288 of Middle Village’s Our Lady of Hope Elementary School.

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