Memorial Day Parade


    Port Washington American Legion Post No. 509


    2023 Grand Marshal Martin Kramer (Contributed photo)

    Port Washington American Legion Post No. 509 has selected World War II Marine Corps Veteran Martin (Marty) Kramer to be our Post’s Grand Marshal for this year’s Memorial Day Parade.

    Marty enlisted at the age of 17 in 1944. Deployed to the Pacific Theatre he was wounded on July 1st on the Island of Guam and received medals and ribbons which are now in a drawer at his home. When told he was going to be this year’s Grand Marshal he stated, ”My time in the Marine Corps was quite memorable and I would certainly do it again.”

    Marty currently lives in Manhasset with his wife of sixty-seven years, Margot.
    The event is on Monday, May 29, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to watch our parade which begins at Campus Drive, proceeds down Port Washington Boulevard and Main Street to the Sousa Memorial Bandshell. The parade will be followed by a Memorial Day Commemorative Service at the Bandshell.

    —Submitted by Douglas W. Weston, Commander Port Washington
    American Legion Post 509

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