The Inter Faith Service has traditionally been an integral part of the
Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade observations. It represents
an opportunity for the community to come together in houses of worship
to honor those who fought for the freedom of our country, and to offer
thanks to the supreme being for the freedoms we now enjoy.
This year's service is the Thirtieth Annual Memorial Day Interfaith
Service sponsored by: American Legion Post #103, Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post #1808, Jewish War Veterans Bell Oak Post #648, and the Little
Neck-Douglaston Parade Organization. The service is rotated annually
among various religious houses of worship within Little Neck and Douglaston.
The host is responsible for coordinating the service in terms of selecting
readings and songs, as well as providing a homily, and printing an agenda
with the help of a Parade Committee member. This years host is the Zion
Episcopal Church. Representatives of the other places of worship from
our community participate with readings or psalms. Members of the community,
as well as the various veterans organizations, attend. The
program brochure is available by clicking here.
honoring those veterans from the community who have died during the
year will be read. It is always a moving and sentimental event. Rabbi
Morton Pomerantz is the organization's religious representative and
serves as advisor to Jack Harrison, the coordinator of this event.
Following the Inter Faith Service will be the Wreath Laying Ceremony
at the Veterans Monument and Flagpole, Alameda Avenue and Northern Boulevard.
Monsignor George Ryan offers words of wisdom and a prayer for those
men and women who gave their lives for our country. The Grand Marshal
will place the wreath. As we remember those who have served their country
to preserve our freedom, may we also reaffirm our faith in God through
whom freedom is possible.