Assemblywoman Markey Joins with Community on Memorial Day to Honor Veterans and Those Who Serve Liberty

Maspeth Grand Marshal John Dolan was honored by Assemblywoman Markey for his extraordinary service as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army during World War II.
"Every spring our communities honor the heroes who fought and died for our freedoms and I was proud to join solemn ceremonies in Maspeth and Woodside on Memorial Day as we paid tribute to them and all American fighting men and women," said Assemblywoman Margaret Markey.

In Maspeth, the annual parade of the United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth honored MIAs and POWs and led along Grand Avenue to Heroes' Square at 69th Street. The 319th Statute of Liberty Army Band led a parade of 12 bands, and hundreds of marchers including service members, floats, antique cars and service vehicles.

In Woodside, a solemn parade led to a ceremony at Doughboy Park where there were honors for Grand Marshal Helen Olt. The program was sponsored by St. Sebastian Post 870 of the Catholic War Veterans of America. The Boulevard Gardens American Legion Post also held a ceremony.

Assemblywoman Markey and Maspeth Federal President Kenneth Rudzewick present a state proclamation to the second Maspeth Grand Marshal, Mary Anne Walter, a member of the United Veterans, chair of its annual essay contest, public school teacher and long-time Girl Scout leader.
Woodside Grand Marshal Helen Olt receives a state proclamation from Assemblywoman Markey as her husband, Commander Gerald Olt, looks on.