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Lawrence-Cedarhurst Memorial Day Parade salutes America and its veterans


The Jewish community turned out in force on Sunday for an expanded Cedarhurst-Lawrence Memorial Day Parade.

The late-morning event drew marchers from several local day schools and Jewish organizations — including the Shulamith School for Girls, Rambam Mesivta, the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, Kulanu, Brandeis School, and the Chabad Friendship Circle.

The Five Towns parade, honoring America and its veterans, proceeded along Central Avenue in Lawrence and up Cedarhurst Avenue, spilling into Memorial Plaza in Cedarhurst’s Andrew J. Parise Park, where a large crowd assembled to hear speeches, prayers and entertainment. Israeli musical superstar Gad Elbaz performed.